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At Theaters: 1/16/2009 On Video: 4/21/2009
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 3 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 529967
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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In just a few short years, Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. B.I.G. was a gifted storyteller; his narratives about violent life on the streets were told with a gritty, objective realism that won him enormous respect and credibility. His stories were universal and gave a voice to his generation.
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Drama - This biography of the slain rapper the Notorious B.I.G. has non-stop profanity as well as a fair amount of violent and strong sexual content. This is definitely a film for adult viewers.
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Angela Bassett TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS, MEET THE ROBINSONS
Derek Luke MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, DEFINITELY, MAYBE
Jamal Woolard Acting Debut
Anthony Mackie EAGLE EYE, WE ARE MARSHALL, CROSSOVER, FREEDOMLAND
Antonique Smith ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Naturi Naughton Acting Debut
Director: George Tillman Jr. MEN OF HONOR
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About The Production
Building The Team
Casting 'Nortorious'
The Filming of Notorious
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PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; well over 30 S-words; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Graphic sex with nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine.
ACTION: Some chases.
COMEDY: Occasional comic lines and situations.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good 'Notorious is a good film in many ways, but its best achievement is the casting of Jamal Woolard, a rapper named Gravy, in the title role.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average Notorious is like a piece of well-crafted bling. It looks good, and facets of it shine, but behind the gilded facade there's not much there.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The story follows the young Biggie (portrayed by Wallace's real-life son Christopher Jordan Wallace as a youngster and Brooklyn rapper Jamal Woolard as an adult) from his surprising youth as a Catholic school honor student whose proud mother (Angela Bassett) tries to keep him off the street corners to his years as a tough teenage drug dealer, and then to his life-changing move into young fatherhood, as his girlfriend Jan (Julia Pace Mitchell) gives birth to his daughter, prompting him to go on a mission to provide for his child by any means — legal or not. But everything changes when a "freestyle" rap tape that Biggie created just for fun ends up with B.I.G. Daddy Kane's DJ Mister Cee (Edwin Freeman), and eventually in the hands of ambitious rap impresario Sean "Puffy" Combs (Derek Luke), whose marketing savvy and production genius transform Biggie into a cultural sensation almost overnight.

Now, with his career taking off into superstar territory, Biggie finds himself with "mo' money, mo' problems" and is under all kinds of new pressures. His managers, Wayne Barrow (C. Malik Whitfield) and Mark Pitts (Kevin Phillip), attempt to keep the young man's feet on the ground and mind in the studio, as he juggles the demands of recording, fatherhood and marriage to fellow Bad Boy artist Faith Evans (Antonique Smith) not to mention his complicated friendship with fellow Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Kimberly "Lil' Kim" Jones (Naturi Naughton) and the increasingly heated rivalry with West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur (Anthony Mackie.)

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