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Runtime: 110 min

Genres: Drama | Music

Languages: English

Countries: Germany | USA

No matter whom we are, no matter where we live, we're all bound by borders. Many of us are content to live within these borders--others are simply forced to exist within them. But some of us need to break out, burst through, even if what is on the other side is both frightening and unknown. From this comes the tale of one young man's dilemma as he navigates his way through his colliding worlds. Set against Detroit's hip-hop scene in 1995, the story centers on Jimmy Smith Jr., a young white rapper, who struggles to find his voice. The people of Detroit know '8 Mile' as the city limit or a border. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy from where and who he wants to be, as he struggles to find the strength and courage to transcend his boundaries.

Directors (1)

Writers (1)

Scott Silver (written by)

Composers (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (52)

Abdul Salaam El Razzac Joe Lee Patton
Adam Brook Roy Darucher
Allen Adams Omar
Anthony Mackie Papa Doc
Brandon T. Jackson Chin Tiki Club Goer (uncredited)
Brittany Murphy Alex
Bushman WJLB Disc Jockey
Chloe Greenfield Lily Smith
Craig Chandler Paul
Dave Daniels Chin Tiki Club Goer (uncredited)
Day Golfin Day
De'Angelo Wilson DJ Iz
DJ Head Battle DJ
Eminem Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith
Eugene Byrd Wink
Evan Jones Cheddar Bob
Hom Parking Lot Rapper #1
Jason Jarchow Bartender (uncredited)
Jennifer Kitchen Willing Girl
Jerry Reid Club Goer (uncredited)
John Smith Jr. Lobby Security Guard
Juanita Moore Annie Johnson (archive footage) (uncredited)
Karin Dicker Sarah Jane - Age 8 (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kei Leong Shelter Nightclub Goer (uncredited)
Kim Basinger Stephanie Smith
Kyla Womack Alex's Friend
Larry Hudson Bouncer
Malik Barnhardt Moochie
Mary Hannigan Mrs. Helgeland
Mekhi Phifer David 'Future' Porter
Melissa Zaglanikzny Christine
Michael Shannon Greg Buehl
Mike Bell Shorty Mike
Miz-Korona Female Lunch Truck Rapper
Na'Keya Snoddy Papa Doc's Girl
Nashawn 'Ox' Breedlove Lotto
Nickola Shreli Extra (uncredited)
Njeri Earth Parking Lot Rapper #3
Obie Trice Parking Lot Rapper #2
Omar Benson Miller Sol George
Paul Bates Manny
Proof Lil' Tic
Rockey Black Rocky
Russell Rabb Bathroom Thug (uncredited)
Sara Stokes Girl in Crowd (uncredited)
Steve Van Hee Chin Tiki Club Goer (uncredited)
Steven Monroe Plant Worker
Strike Lyckety-Splyt
Taryn Manning Janeane
Venicia Foreman WJLB Receptionist
Waverly W. Alford II Big O
Xzibit Male Lunch Truck Rapper