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Notorious (2009)

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The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Christopher 'Biggie' Wallace
... Record Executive at Party (as Mohamed Dione)
... Sean 'Puffy' Combs
Dennis L.A. White ... Damion
... Cease
... Hot Girl #1
... Biggie (Age 8-13)
... Wally
Amanda Christopher ... Keisha
... Voletta Wallace
Jasper Briggs ... Damion (Age 8-13)
... Selwyn
... Mr. Webber
... Jan
Jermaine Denny ... Primo
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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

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The story of the man behind the legend. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, and for drug content | See all certifications »

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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Notorious B.I.G. Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,497,596, 18 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,842,118, 29 March 2009
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Trivia

Christopher Jordan Wallace, who plays twelve-year old Christopher Wallace, is the real-life son of The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Voletta Wallace: What kind of grown-ass man calls himself "Puffy?"
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Connections

References Michael Jackson: Beat It (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Now the Day Is Over
Written by Voletta Wallace
Performed by Faith Evans
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A movie for Biggie fans
27 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

That should have been the title of the movie. Everything about this movie glorified Big..... if he was a nerdy student - he's gonna the nerdiest student.... if he was a drug dealer - he was gonna be the biggest drug dealer - complete with him sitting in a dark room with that one light that shines down on the table (classic).... if he didn't know anything about Tupac's murder - then he's gonna appear as if he was absolutely oblivious to that entire situation.... not to mention one of the supporting characters in this movie, Kim.... if Kim was gonna be a ho - she's gonna be the dirtiest ho ever.... If I didn't know any better, I would assume the only way she came up was by f'king Biggie.... This is a one-sided, shallow view of a person's life. Biggie fans want to remember his legacy flawless and that can be understood. Sure why not? This movie was made for you..... It's a story told as though a mother is speaking of her lost son who could do no wrong.....

Recommendation: Why not learn who Biggie was by beefing up the content of the supporting cast.... his first baby's momma for starters, and what about other artists that he interacted with? We could have seen a more developed, well-rounded and truthful character. Possibly even learn something about him that hasn't already been discussed in magazines or on TV....


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