About

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

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Directed by

Curtis Hanson

Written by

Scott Silver (Author)
Marc Gabbana (Storyboard)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Every moment is another chance.

Cast

Keywords

rap music hip-hop adolescence individual street gang single trailer park ethnic stereotype detroit rhyme battle eminem

Photos

Lists

#859 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song