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Biggie and Tupac (2002)

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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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Nick Broomfield
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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Notorious B.I.G. ... Self (archive footage)
Tupac Shakur ... Self (archive footage)
Nick Broomfield ... Self - Filmmaker
Russell Poole Russell Poole ... Self - LAPD Detective
Donald Hicken Donald Hicken ... Self - Tupac's Teacher
Billy Garland Billy Garland ... Self - Tupac's Biological Father
Chico Del Vec Chico Del Vec ... Self - Rapper
Voletta Wallace Voletta Wallace ... Self - Biggie's Mother
Mopreme Shakur ... Self - Tupac's Stepbrother
Kevin Hackie Kevin Hackie ... Self - Tupac's Bodyguard
Reggie Wright Sr. Reggie Wright Sr. ... Self - Chief Gangs Officer
Frank Alexander Frank Alexander ... Self - Tupac's Bodyguard
Sonia Flores Sonia Flores ... Self - Officer Perez's Girlfriend
Marshall Bigtower Marshall Bigtower ... Self - Sonia's Lawyer
Don Seabold Don Seabold ... Self - 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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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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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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The Rep Grows Bigga
Composed by Guru, DJ Premier
Performed by Gang Starr (as Gangstarr)
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Absolutely bloody astonishing!
4 June 2005 | by josh-hallSee all my reviews

I saw Nick Broomfield's documentary of 2pac and Biggie after seeing 'Kurt and Courtney'and i loved that and just the whole style of Broomfields movies.Also already being a huge Tupac and Biggie fan anyway i was really exited about this film and i must say i was not disappointed whatsoever.The film is told in such a unique style and was amazing to me the things that Broomfield and us as an audience find out on his journey to find out more about the Biggie/Tupac murders. The people he interviews such as a confined prisoner who was believed to have helped Suge Knight organise the Biggie murder,ex-police officer Russel Poole who was investigating the Biggie murder and the corruption on his own police force surrounding it and even a prison interview with Death Row records producer and friend of Tupac, Suge Knight. The information they all nervously give Broomfield and his crew make it a very astonishing film and one to really listen to.This film should not go missed. 10 out of 10.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

LA Story See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,728, 22 September 2002

Gross USA:

$94,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,419
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Production Co:

FilmFour, Lafayette Films See more »
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Dolby (2.0)

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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