8 Mile

8 Mile (2002)

9 questions

Question: When B-rabbit, Future, Cheddar Bomb and Sol George park in some kind of parking structure and join in on a freestyle circle, right after B-rabbit finishes his freestyle, Sol George breaks into a song and sings, "Now I'm the dashiki smoking that ling lingy, 10 freaky girls inside the chin chingy, girl when you see me ya better believe me..." Is that a real song or did they just freestyle that?

Chosen answer: They were just freestyling, that is not a real song.

Question: Why didn't B-Rabbit yell at and break up with Alex Latorno after he caught her cheating on him?

Chosen answer: They'd only known each other a short while and were not necessarily in an exclusive relationship.

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Question: Aside from the battles Eminem does with the extras in the special feature, how many of the freestyles in the film are actually spontaneous?

Chosen answer: None! Eminem wrote all the rhymes for the entire movie.

Rollin Garcia Jr

Question: What was the name of the song playing during the battle between Rabbit and Lotto?

Chosen answer: The song is called "Last days" and is performed by Onyx.

Migster

Question: What is the film called that B-Rabbit's mum is watching on the telly when her son comes in?

danni181085

Chosen answer: Imitation of Life.

Question: Not directly related to the film, but to Eminem's song "Sing for the Moment". At one point he says "you're full of sh*t too Guererra, that was a fist that hit you". Who is Guererra?

Chosen answer: In June 2000, Eminem got in trouble for having a gun at a nightclub. John Guererra was a bouncer at the club that Eminem thought kissed his (then) wife. Guererra alledged that Eminem pistol-whipped him, but Eminem continues to deny the charges.

Ral0618

Question: At the very end B-rabbit's friend asks him to join him and help host the Battles. B-Rabbit responds by saying "No thanks, I'm gonna do my own thing" and goes back to work. What did B-rabbit mean by that?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: What he meant was that he was going to go off and try to be a success as a rapper on his own without anybody helping him achieve his goal.

Tobin OReilly

Question: During B-Rabbits' rap battle with Papa Doc, why did the DJ make a motion for them to stop playing the music?

Chosen answer: Because Rabbit had gone over his allotted time.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Throughout the movie a set of numbers are mentioned 303 and 801 I think, but what do these numbers mean.

Chosen answer: Taken from the 8 Mile trivia page on the IMDB: "The group 3 1/3 is a reference to Detroit's area code: 313. The suburbs on the other side of 8 mile, in 1995, had the area code 810, hence certain people being called "eight tens" in the film."

Gary O'Reilly

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Jimmy Smith Jr: You ever wondered at what point you gotta just say "f**k it, man." You ever wondered at what point you gotta stop livin' up here, and start livin' down here?

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When Rabbit and his mom's boyfriend were kicking each other's ass inside the Smith's trailer, Rabbit pushes or punches the boyfriend from the kitchen to the living room, breaking a small wooden post in a quick shot. A few shots later, when Rabbit returns to the trailer, the wooden post is intact. There was no time to fix it.

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8 Mile was the first film to have a rap/hip-hop song (Lose Yourself) win an Academy Award.

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