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.
Most of the film was adapted from the book, "Unbelievable: The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G." by Cheo Hodari Coker. Writer Reggie Rock Bythewood revised Coker's draft.
Keep the suspenders; lose the shirt.
When Biggie and Puffy are watching TV, it is a 16x9 flat screen which was not available during the early 90s.
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)