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Plot Summary
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Christopher Wallace (Jamal Woolard) parlays his gift for storytelling into a career as a rap artist. Eventually dubbing himself Biggie Smalls, then later, the Notorious B.I.G., Wallace's tales about violent street life take him to the top of the rap charts. The subject he so often raps about catches up with him in March of 1997, when he is shot to death after leaving a party.

Cast: Angela Bassett , Derek Luke , Jamal Woolard , Anthony Mackie , Antonique Smith , Naturi Naughton , Kevin Phillips , Dennis L.A. White

Director: George Tillman Jr.

Genres: Biography, Drama

Notorious (2009)

Release Date: January 1st, 2009|2 hr. 9 min.

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  • It's the spirit that Biggie Smalls, born Christopher Wallace, put into inventing himself and his music that ignites Notorious, a biopic that sees the flaws in the man but can't help accentuating the positive. show more

  • A fawning bio-pic. show more

  • 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. And what is there can be troubling and retrogressive. show more

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