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(2009)

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Anachronisms 

In one scene Biggie is admiring two attractive women. One of the ladies was wearing a pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans. Those jeans didn't come out until after 2000.
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During Christopher Wallace's first rap battle in 1989, a poster of the movie Juice, released in 1992, can quickly be seen in the background. Tupac Shakur would have still been in high school around that same time this took place.
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A C6 Corvette Convertible is shown; a car that did not begin production until 2005. In fact, the fifth generation Chevrolet Corvette was around that time (1996), but were not released as models until 1997, the last year of his life. A fourth generation could have been used rather than a C5 or C6.
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When Puffy asks Biggie when he will be going to record a new album, they are seen in an apartment with a rooftop view of New York. Judging from its position, the building they are in is the Trump World Tower, for which construction didn't begin until 1999.
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In the middle of the film, when Biggie crosses the street to talk to a woman, a Ford Crown Victoria stretch taxicab with the new NYC Taxi decals is seen as well as a 2008-2009 Ford E150 or E250 Van, yet Biggie died in 1997. Stretched taxicabs weren't common until 2002 and that the new decals weren't used until mid-2007, a decade after Biggie's death.
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In a brief establishing shot of Los Angeles, the Staples Center can be seen. This building did not exist during Biggie's lifetime (Biggie died in 1997; construction for the Staples Center broke ground in 1998 and opened in 1999).
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In a brief establishing shot of Times Square, a billboard poster for "Chicken Run" can be seen. Chicken Run was released three years after Biggie died. There is also a poster for "Will & Grace" on NBC, which premiered the year after his death (1998).
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The scene when Biggie returns to his hometown, Brooklyn; a W211 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is shown in the scene with a Corvette C6. The W211 wasn't put into production until 2003; but a W210 was around that same time this film took place.
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A seventh generation Honda Accord is shown a couple times in the movie, but they didn't go into production until 2003.
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During the scene where Biggie walks across the street to sell crack to Sandy there is a 2008-2009 Ford E150 or E250 Van in the street, yet Biggie died in 1997.
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When Biggie and Puffy are watching TV, it is a 16x9 flat screen which was not available during the early 90s.
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Continuity 

When the young Christopher Wallace is writing rhymes in his notebook on the stoop, he is left-handed. Then when the grown up Christopher Wallace is in prison writing rhymes in his notebooks, he is seen writing right-handed.
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When Biggie is free-styling, Lil Kim is first seen with her mole on the left side of her face. The mole changes sides on her face abruptly between shots; when it cuts back to Biggie rapping and back to her, it switches to the right side of her face. The next time we see Kim again, the mole is now back on the left side of her face.
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Revealing mistakes 

The coffin for the Notorious B.I.G's body is obviously too small; thus there's no way that Biggie or the actor for that matter would've fit in there.
When an older Biggie and D-Rock are running from the cops, you clearly see Biggie toss his gun away; however when he is cornered in the alley, the cops instruct him to put his piece down. Some would say there maybe two guns were used in the scene, but when the two are in the interrogation room - there is only one gun unless it was the same one he had dropped earlier.
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Spoilers

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Anachronisms 

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. The scene is supposed to take place in 1983.
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With scenes involving Biggie Smalls in Los Angeles the day before he's killed, recent modeled cars are seen driving around on streets as opposed to the ones in 1997.
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Most of the movie is set around the early to late nineties, when in some scenes; the random cars driving around or parked are contemporary as opposed to the ones from that decade.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Within a montage sequence of the Notorious B.I.G. becoming famous, one scene involves a group of kids listening to B.I.G; the camera crew can be briefly seen from an apartment window below from where the kids are on the left side of the screen.
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