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 heavily prepared for his role for months, which includes listening and remembering lyrics to a variety of songs by Biggie, gaining weight and vocal lessons at Juilliard School to get the voice right.
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 returns to his hometown, Brooklyn, a W211 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is shown together with a Corvette C6. The side mirrors, fog lights and front bumper on the W211 is from the mid life upgraded version, which came out in 2006.
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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