Hustle & Flow


1h 54m 2005

Brief Synopsis

DJay, a streetwise Memphis hustler tries to find a voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Though DJay has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused; this philosopher-hustler lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Anything more feels out of reach. Still, DJay wonders w

Film Details

Also Known As
Hustle and Flow
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Greg Jones
Distribution Company
MTV Films
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

DJay, a streetwise Memphis hustler tries to find a voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Though DJay has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused; this philosopher-hustler lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Anything more feels out of reach. Still, DJay wonders what happened to all the big dreams he had for his life. A chance encounter with an old friend, Key, a sound engineer who has always wanted to make it in the music business, spurs DJay: if he's ever going to make his mark, it has to happen now. He begins to write down his freestyle raps--his flow--and the two team up with Shelby, a church musician with a beat machine, to lay down bass-thumping crunk tracks. DJay's metamorphosis affects his entire house, as the women in his life--Shug and Nola--find ways to contribute to the creative process. With the impending visit to Memphis of hometown platinum-selling rapper Skinny Black, DJay has to make one last hustle if he's ever going to flow.

Crew

Terra Abroms

Post-Production Supervisor

Minerva Adams

Stunts

Gregory Allain

Song

Stephanie Allain

Producer

Bert Anderson

Hair Stylist

Tony Arnaud

Grip

Rob Aycock

Grip

Bobbi Banks

Adr Editor

Homer Banks

Song

Randy Earl Banks

Song

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Nancy Barker

Assistant Sound Editor

Kevin Barnes

Song

Richard Barron

Music Scoring Mixer

Paul Berolzheimer

Foley Mixer

Randall Terrence Bishop

Scenic Artist

Andy Black

Sound Mixer

Nalia Black

Driver

Nathan Black

Boom Operator

Mesmery Blake

Craft Service

David Booth

Digital Effects

David Bostic

Driver

Jayson Boyd

Song

Yvette Boykins

Driver

Craig Brewer

Screenplay

Peter Budd

Grip

Alicia Burnette

Electrician

Keith Brian Burns

Production Designer

Jennifer Bynum Green

Song Performer

Jerry Callaghan

Digital Effects

Michael Camello

Sound Effects Editor

Bill Carrier

Camera Operator

Michael Casper

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Betty Chin

Production Coordinator

Tom Clark

Electrician

Alisa Colley

Assistant Camera

Darian Corley

Property Master

Dayle Corley

Driver

Dan Cornwall

Gaffer

Divine Cox

Best Boy Grip

Mark Crayton

Production Assistant

Arthur B Crutcher

Driver

John Daro

Visual Effects Editor

Bob Davis

Driver

Kyle Davis

Construction Coordinator

India Dean

Production Assistant

Cameron Deaver

Casting Associate

Anthony Dent

Song

Tyra D Dixon

Assistant

Will Drummond

On-Set Dresser

Lucius Dunmaris

Stand-In

Ezra Dweck

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rusty Edmonson

Electrician

Jim Eichner

Special Effects Technician

Van Ellis

Stand-In

Adriana Evans

Song

Adriana Evans

Song Performer

Tracy S. Facelli

Loader

Rick Ferreira

Software Engineer

Ray Filippazzo

Accounting Assistant

Stephanie Flack

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Dale Fowler

Best Boy

Donny Fowler

Electrician

Billy Fox

Editor

Marc Franklin

Music Arranger

Jason Freeman

Song Performer

Jason Freeman

Song

Chris Friebus

Assistant Camera

Aquil Fudge

Post-Production Accountant

Ellen Gannon

Production Supervisor

Bill Gerard

Driver

Donna Giles

Location Manager

Hailey Giles

Assistant Location Manager

Marlon Goodwin

Song

Christian Gordon

Rights & Clearances

Webster Gradney

Song

Christopher Gray

Casting

Frank Gray

Props Assistant

Matthew Gray

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Al Green

Song Performer

Al Green

Song

Buddy Guy

Song Performer

Paul Hackner

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Erin Hagee

Assistant

Steve Hall

Special Effects Assistant

Carl Hampton

Song

Emil Clayton Hampton

Assistant Camera

Sueann Han

Production Secretary

Crystal Hancox

Medic

Kimberly Hardin

Casting

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Tip Harris

Song Performer

Tip Harris

Song

Torrance Hatch

Song

Chris Hayden

Assistant Director

Van A. Hayden

Assistant Director

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Supervising Sound Editor

Taraji P. Henson

Song Performer

Mitch Herron

Stunts

Candace Higgins

Stand-In

Christen Hill

Production Assistant

Steven Hines

Production Assistant

Preston L. Holmes

Associate Producer

Jordan Houston

Song

Terrence Howard

Song Performer

Rachel Hurley

Office Production Assistant

Willie Hutch

Song Performer

Willie Hutch

Song

Luther Ingram

Song Performer

Ben Ishmael

Special Effects Assistant

William Ivery

Song

Jerry Jackson

Transportation Captain

Raymond Jackson

Song

Zac Jackson

Assistant Director

Brian W Jennings

Sound Effects Editor

Michelle Lesley Johnson

Assistant

Greg Jones

Production Insurance

Mike Jones

Song

Mike Jones

Song Performer

Richard Jones

Song

Nathaniel Josey

Song

Al Kapone

Song Performer

Al Kapone

Song

Stan Keitt

Assistant Camera

Richard Kerekes

Dolly Grip

Junior Kimbrough

Song

Susan Kurtz

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Paul Lavoie

Digital Effects

Akeem Lawal

Song

Sims Lawson

Set Production Assistant

Daniel Leahy

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mark Lemhouse

Song

Mark Lemhouse

Song Performer

Ryan Leslie

Song

Deaara Lewis

Production Assistant

Rashana Lincoln

Accountant

Theodore Long

Hair Stylist

Rick Lopez

Digital Effects

David Paul Lord

Stunts

Craig Love

Song

Sydney Lunn

On-Set Dresser

Clarence Mabon

Security

Chris Malone

Set Production Assistant

Alexa Marino

Assistant Art Director

Sean Marshall

Song

Del Martin

Sound Engineer

Forrest D Martin

Set Production Assistant

Matt Martone

Music Engineer

Max Maxwell

Stunt Coordinator

Lee Mclemore

Grip

James Mcmillan

Key Grip

Jessica Mcmurray

Stand-In

Paige Mcphee

Digital Effects

David Mcrell

Sound Engineer

Les Meek

Digital Effects

Dan Mendoza

Software Engineer

Sean Merrett

Song

Josh Miller

Production Assistant

Kenny Miller

Set Production Assistant

Mario Mims

Song

Jesse Moorefield

Special Effects Assistant

Dr. Lee T Myers

Prosthetic Makeup

Chris Navarro

Adr

Calvin Newborn

Song Performer

Calvin Newborn

Song

Meriwether Nichols

Key Costumer

John Nicolard

Digital Effects

Eric Oden

Production Accountant

Dj Paul

Song

James A Penny

Sound Effects Editor

Spencer Pharr

Production Assistant

James Phillips

Song

Jason Piatt

Foley Mixer

Ilene Pickus

Script Supervisor

Aldo Porras

Assistant Camera

Jonathan Powell

Song

Jonathan Powell

Consultant

Julian Purdy

Production Assistant

Darryl Richardson

Song

Jacob Riehle

Assistant Sound Editor

Kellie Robinson

Makeup Artist

Maya Robinson

Production Assistant

David Rosenblatt

Assistant Editor

David Rosenthal

Digital Effects Supervisor

Shie Rozow

Music Editor

Sandi Russom

Office Production Assistant

Shaun S. Sanghani

Set Production Assistant

Bill Schultz

Digital Effects

Jonathan Scott

Song

Andy Seacrest

Software Engineer

Laura Sevier

Rights & Clearances

Omar Simmons

Wardrobe Supervisor

Paul A Simmons

Costume Designer

John Singleton

Producer

Paul Slayton

Song

Frank Smathers

Supervising Sound Editor

Premro Smith

Song

Irma Sotelo

Software Engineer

Alan Spearman

Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Hustle and Flow
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Greg Jones
Distribution Company
MTV Films
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Award Wins

Best Song

2005

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2005
Terrence Howard

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Male Breakthrough Performance (Terrence Howard) and co-winner of the 2005 award for Special Recognition For Excellence In Filmmaking by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2005 Satellite Award for Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Terrence Howard) by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Feature at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer July 22, 2005

Released in United States on Video January 10, 2005

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States June 2005

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.

Shown at IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival June 16-26, 2005.

Paramount Pictures and MTV Films acquired worldwide distribution rights at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for a reported sum of $9 million. Paramount will partner with MTV Films for the worldwide rights to Brewer's film and will finance two other $3.5 million movies to be produced by John Singleton.

Local Memphis rappers Three 6 Mafia and Al Capone wrote and produced tracks for the film.

Ludacris will executive produce the soundtrack and release it under his label.

Project features music known as crunk, or Southern hip-hop.

Released in United States Summer July 22, 2005

Released in United States on Video January 10, 2005

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.)

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 20-30, 2005.)

Released in United States June 2005 (Shown at IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival June 16-26, 2005.)

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Breakthrough Performance (Terrence Howard) by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).