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Biggie and Tupac (2002)

Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Nick Broomfield ...
Himself - Filmmaker
Russell Poole ...
Himself - LAPD Detective
Donald Hicken ...
Himself - Tupac's Teacher
Billy Garland ...
Himself - Tupac's Biological Father
Chico Del Vec ...
Himself - Rapper
Voletta Wallace ...
Herself - Biggie's Mother
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Himself - Tupac's Stepbrother
Kevin Hackie ...
Himself - Tupac's Bodyguard
Reggie Wright Sr. ...
Himself - Chief Gangs Officer
Frank Alexander ...
Himself - Tupac's Bodyguard
Sonia Flores ...
Herself - Officer Perez's Girlfriend
Marshall Bigtower ...
Himself - Sonia's Lawyer
Don Seabold ...
Himself - Mark's Lawyer
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In 1997, rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G.) were gunned down in separate incidents, the apparent victims of hip hop's infamous east-west rivalry. Nick Broomfield's film introduces Russell Poole, an ex-cop with damning evidence that suggests the LAPD deliberately fumbled the case to conceal connections between the police, LA gangs and Death Row Records, the label run by feared rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. Written by Stephen Kirkham

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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24 May 2002 (UK)  »

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Russell Poole - LAPD Detective: I almost took my life, but it was my kids that actually saved me. Okay? And, uh... it hurt. I was betrayed by my own department, because of the core values that the Los Angeles police department preached from day one. Honesty. Integrity, okay? Tell the truth, swear to tell the truth; nothing but the truth - so help you God. Do a good job, do a thorough job, work for the community. I believed in the oath of office. I believed in protect and serving the people. I really did, but on the inside and...
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Play Around
Composed by Lil' Kim, Bink, Harve Pierre
Performed by Lil' Cease
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Very Interesting Documentary
6 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

This documentary was very interesting and informative about the Tupac - Biggie relationship. The information they get is believable and their research is impressive.The only problem I have with the documentary is that it lacks a little bit of charisma and some things are not explained very well.


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