With a degree in chemical engineering and a starring role in the Oscar-winning Crash under his belt, Terrence Howard transforms himself to impressive effect as a Memphis hustler trying to find his voice and realise his long-buried dreams of rap stardom. This streetwise drama proved to be the breakout for director Craig Brewer who went on to make the bizarre kidnap tale Black Snake Moan before cutting loose for the remake of Footloose. The ditty It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp landed an Oscar for best song.
Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Elise Neal