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
The car that is used in the drive-by when Biggie is shot, 2BAI222, is the same plate number that is featured in the first episode of Numb3rs (2005), as well as the same plate number that Ian Watkins, lead singer in the band Lostprophets, uses in the music video for their song "Last Summer" in the car he is driving. See more »
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. See more »
Is this why you think I came to the States? So I can spend all my days, taking care of you, feeding you, cleaning up old plates of mash potatoes you leave under your bed?
[runs to his bedroom to find the crack he left under his bed]
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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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