All Genres: Biography, Drama, Music
Release Year: 2009
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: Reggie Rock Bythewood – (written by) and
Cheo Hodari Coker – (written by)
Produced by: Wayne Barrow – producer
Edward Bates – producer
Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs – executive producer
Trish Hofmann – producer
George Paaswell – co-producer
Mark Pitts – producer
Robert Teitel – producer
Voletta Wallace – producer
Cast: Angela Bassett – Voletta Wallace
Anthony Mackie – Tupac Shakur
Derek Luke – Sean Combs
Naturi Naughton – Lil Kim
Jamal Woolard – Notorious B.I.G.
Charles Malik Whitfield – Wayne Barrow
Marc John Jefferies – Lil Cease
Antonique Smith – Faith Evans
Sean Ringgold – Suge Knight
Kevin Navayne – Junior Mafia Crew
Osas Ighodaro – Howard University Party Girl
Music: John Given
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Plot Outline: 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.
Plot: NOTORIOUS is the story of CHRISTOPHER WALLACE who, through raw talent and sheer determination, transforms himself from a Brooklyn street hustler to become the greatest rapper of all time, THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. This story charts his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectation. Produced by Voletta Wallace (BIG's mother), Wayne Barrowman and Mark Pitts (BIG's managers), NOTORIOUS challenges us all to redefine our notion of what is “The American Dream.”
Movie Quotes: Lil Kim: Whatever you say, Big Poppa.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
The end credits of the movie are presented in English. The letters cast a shadow in dark red, which provide the same information as the English credits, but in Russian.
Goofs: We know about 4 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When Max/John first plays the piano, his fingernails are chewed to the quick. The hands later playing the piano expertly have well-manicured nails.
Trivia: There are 4 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Andrew Yamaguchi was 16 when he wrote and directed this film.
- The first screening of this film was at a band concert for Brethren Christian High School and the soundtrack was performed live.
- The film has no dialogue.