R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
Megan Good auditioned for the role of Lil' Kim.
Your whole world changed when you heard me rap. Han on yo dick while mah ass you slap. Wanna take off my panties, and put it in a hole, but dis ain't cheap, nigga. Gots to pay its toll. Give a nigga head, and no, Ah'll nevuh bite. Sexy-ass lyrics ...
When Biggie Smalls as a kid meets up with D Roc in the beginning of the film, several contemporary automobiles are visible driving on the street at the top of the shot. The scene is supposed to take place in 1983.
The unrated cut features seven minutes of extended footage as well as an opening sequence involving the "Impala SS" killer.
$20,497,596 (USA) (18 January 2009)
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