Hustle & Flow (2005)
On the brink of a mid-life crisis, a Memphis pimp and drug pusher (Terrence Howard) attempts to realize his dream of rap stardom in this gritty drama. Aided by a sound engineer (Anthony Anderson), a local musician (D.J. Qualls), and one of his own working girls (Taraji P. Henson), Howard plans to cut a homemade demo to give to a childhood friend (Ludacris) who's become a hip-hop success. Taryn Manning, Paula Jai Parker, Isaac Hayes co-star. 115 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; extended scenes; music video; theatrical trailers; bonus footage; more.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Song ("It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp")
Nominee: Best Actor (Terrence Howard)
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