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.
Jamal Woolard aka Gravy was an aspiring rapper before landing the role of Christopher Wallace. His earlier claim to fame was having a friend shoot him in the buttocks in order to boost his career; ala 50 Cent.
Yo, he got sex appeal like LL?
Wayne Barrow: A little bigger than that.
Sean Combs: What, like Heavy D?
Wayne Barrow: He's a little darker than that.
Wayne Barrow: He look like Wesley Snipes?
Wayne Barrow: Oh, he ain't Wesley...
Most of the movie is set around the early to late nineties, when in a majority of scenes; the random cars driving around or parked are contemporary as opposed to the ones from that decade.
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)
$36,842,118 (USA) (29 March 2009)
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