Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream."Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Megan Good auditioned for the role of Lil' Kim. See more »
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. See more »
[voiceover / last lines]
My son, Christopher Wallace, told stories. Some of them were funny, some of them were sad, some of them were violent, but people listened. I'm saddened that his life was cut down at the age of 24...
...but I find solace in knowing that he became a man, and he was ready to live.
As I looked out at all those faces; something happened. Someone in the crowd turned on their radio, and I could hear my son's voice!
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The unrated cut features seven minutes of extended footage as well as an opening sequence involving the "Impala SS" killer. See more »
Back in the 90's as a teen, I never really got in to Biggie's music or lyrics. I never knew the correlation between he and all these artists like "Puff Daddy" Faith Evans, Lil Kim all came up together. I never understood how the East Coast West Coast feud got started.
This film gave me a new respect for Christopher Wallace. His intelligence and how he tied that in to his passion for music and lyrics. He had a dream as a child and in the end he achieved that dream of not just becoming a success as a performer, but a success as a father to his children, a good son to his mom, and a good man to himself.
I love that line in the move "If you wanna change the world, First you've got to change yourself"
Inspirational film, even if you're not a fan of his music or hip hop, you can still appreciate the story behind this man.
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