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8 Mile (film)

8 Mile (film)
Theatrical release poster
Film information
Name8 Mile
Directed byCurtis Hanson
Produced byCurtis Hanson
Brian Grazer
Jimmy Iovine
Written byScott Silver
Mekhi Phifer
Brittany Murphy
Kim Basinger
Eugene Byrd
Music byEminem
Jeff Bass
Obie Trice
50 Cent
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
Editing byJay Rabinowitz
StudioImagine Entertainment
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dateNovember 8, 2002
Running time118 minutes
Gross revenue$242,875,078

8 Mile (film)

Album information
Name8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
ArtistVarious artists
ReleasedOctober 29, 2002
GenreHip hop
LabelShady Records, Interscope, UMG Soundtracks
Previous albumThe Eminem Show
Next albumEncore

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'8 Mile' is a 2002 American hip-hop drama film, directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy and Mekhi Phifer.

The film is an account of a young white rapper named Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. (Eminem) growing up in a poor area of 1995 Detroit as he struggles for respect among his (mostly African-American) peers. Contrary to popular belief, this movie does not detail Eminem's life growing up in Detroit, but instead, the average life of a rapper in Detroit, as stated by Eminem in interviews about the movie. Despite this, the movie is considered to be semi-autobiographical.

The film was a critical and financial success. Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself".

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