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Adam J. Merims
Matthew Libatique - Cinematographer; PI (1997), REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (2000)
F. Gary Gray - Director, FRIDAY (1995), THE NEGOTIATOR (1998)
Felix Gary Gray - Director, FRIDAY (1995), THE NEGOTIATOR (1998)
Frank A. Montano - SOUND\"UNDER SIEGE"
S. Leigh Savidge
Christopher Carlson - Electrician
Andrea Berloff - Screenwriter, WORLD TRADE CENTER (2006)
Lola Visual Effects
Image Engine Design
Dean Cameron - Actor/"Rockula"
Angela Gibbs - Actress/"Young Nurses"
Deborah Lacey - Actress
Alex Wexo - Actor/"Buffalo Heart"
Simon Rhee - Stunts/Martial Arts
Dan Wells - Actor
Lisa Renee Pitts
Larry Sullivan - Actor, THESE OLD BROADS (2001)
Larry Sullivan Jr. - Actor, THESE OLD BROADS (2001)
Rob Nagle - Actor
Andrew Borba - Actor, DISCHORD (2003)
Neil Brown Jr.
Corey Reynolds - Actor
Michael W. Broomer
Allen Maldonado - Actor
Tate Ellington - Actor
Asia'h Epperson - American Idol
Inny Clemons - Producer
Jason Mitchell - Actor
Sky Soleil - Actor in SLIP
Corey Hawkins - Actor
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
R. Marcos Taylor
Rogelio Douglas Jr.
Marlon Yates Jr.
Michael "Compton Menace" Taylor
Mark Thomas Holguin
William LaDawn English
Lafrazia D. Knighten
A. Russell Andrews
Le Sean Tarkington
David L. Cox - Actor, ;
Thomas Q. Jones
- Format: DVD
- Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
- UPC: 025192267505
- Genre: Drama
- Rating: R (MPAA)
- Release Date: May 2017
"[An] enthralling, energized, 147-minute tribute to N.W.A....[The actors] deliver strong, memorable work that transcends mere imitation." - 08/11/2015 Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 4 -- "It is as engaged with its well-executed action scenes as it is with its moments of tenderness and quiet....The filmmakers have made a fiercely political movie..." - 08/12/2015 RogerEbert.com
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[E]pic....An explosively entertaining hip-hop biopic that raps home truths about race and police brutality as timely now as they were during the 1980s in Compton, California." - 08/13/2015 Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 5 -- "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, F. Gary Grays sprawling, two-and-a-half hour ode to seminal hip-hop group N.W.A, feels electrifyingly urgent." - 08/24/2015 Total Film
"The film is wildly entertaining as the members of N.W.A. go from neighborhood heroes -- their singles blaring from low-rider speakers and corner boom boxes -- to bona fide stars..." - 08/13/2015 Washington Post