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Gritty, Heartwarming 'Hustle & Flow'

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Gritty, Heartwarming 'Hustle & Flow'

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Gritty, Heartwarming 'Hustle & Flow'

Gritty, Heartwarming 'Hustle & Flow'

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Taraji P. Henson and Paula Jai Parker relax with Terrence Howard, playing an aspiring rapper named DJay. Alan Spearman/Paramount Classics hide caption

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A Memphis pimp with a midlife crisis tries to make it as a rapper in Hustle & Flow, a film featuring the prodigious acting talents of Terrence Howard. He spent nearly two years researching a role that he initially did not want to accept.