Straight Outta Compton script
Synopsis: In 1988, a groundbreaking new group revolutionizes music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A's first studio album, "Straight Outta Compton," stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles. With guidance from veteran manager Jerry Heller, band members Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren navigate their way through the industry, acquiring fame, fortune and a place in history.

Eazy grabs his ROCKS, BEE-LINES for the BACK of the HOUSE,

eyes wide, amped on adrenaline as the RUMBLING ESCALATES to

an almost UNBEARABLE LEVEL -

CRASH!!! The 14-foot BATTERING RAM PUNCHES THROUGH THE WALL.

DEBRIS FLIES EVERYWHERE. The RAM keeps coming until -

4.

The GIRLS SCREAM! The ARMORED VEHICLE REVERSES, the BATTERING

RAM POLE YANKING THE ENTIRE WALL OUT WITH IT, leaving a

MASSIVE RAGGED HOLE where we can see -

SQUAD CARS SWARMING INTO THE AREA,

COPS FLOODING TOWARD THE

HOUSE -- lots of YELLING as they

PIN everyone to the floor, it's too

late, nobody can escape; nobody but

EAZY-E kicks out a KITCHEN window, squeezes through, hits the

dirt on the side of the house. Sprints past --

A PITBULL! The GROWLING DOG hustles for Eazy as a FLASHLIGHT

hits Eazy’s back, a COP giving chase!

As they race across the back yard, the Pitbull diverts to the

cop, who panics. He’s about to get mauled until --

ANOTHER COP pops around the corner! Blasts the dog with a

FIRE EXTINGUISHER, filling the air with a dense cloud of

expellant, as --

Eazy hops on a fence, hits the garage roof and jumps in a

neighbor’s yard. Gone. He lives to slang another day...

FADE TO BLACK.

But the SOUNDS OF CHAOS carry over, infiltrate the inky

black:
SIRENS HOWLING. PEOPLE SHOUTING. HELICOPTERS BUZZING.

DOGS BARKING. A mad medley that continues into -

4 INT. VERNA’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - COMPTON - DAY 4

A PAIR OF OVERSIZED HEADPHONES, worn by ANDRE YOUNG. Better

known as –

SUPERIMPOSE:
ANDRE YOUNG AKA DR. DRE

Eyes closed, lying on his bed, slight smile pursing his lips,

he bobs his head as -

WE HEAR WHAT HE HEARS, treated to the beautiful mind of Dre.

THE SOUNDS OF CHAOS are evaporated, seemingly synthesized

into the dope melody Dre’s peacefully bobbing his head to...

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Jonathan Herman

Jonathan Herman is an American screenwriter, best known for his work in Straight Outta Compton for which he received numerous award nominations, including Best Original Screenplay at the 88th Academy Awards. more…

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