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Biggie and Tupac (2002)

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Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997.

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Nick Broomfield
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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Notorious B.I.G. ... Self (archive footage)
Tupac Shakur ... Self (archive footage)
Nick Broomfield ... Self - Filmmaker
Russell Poole Russell Poole ... Self - LAPD Detective
Donald Hicken Donald Hicken ... Self - Tupac's Teacher
Billy Garland Billy Garland ... Self - Tupac's Biological Father
Chico Del Vec Chico Del Vec ... Self - Rapper
Voletta Wallace Voletta Wallace ... Self - Biggie's Mother
Mopreme Shakur ... Self - Tupac's Stepbrother
Kevin Hackie Kevin Hackie ... Self - Tupac's Bodyguard
Reggie Wright Sr. Reggie Wright Sr. ... Self - Chief Gangs Officer
Frank Alexander Frank Alexander ... Self - Tupac's Bodyguard
Sonia Flores Sonia Flores ... Self - Officer Perez's Girlfriend
Marshall Bigtower Marshall Bigtower ... Self - Sonia's Lawyer
Don Seabold Don Seabold ... Self - Mark's Lawyer
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In 1997, rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G.) were gunned down in separate incidents, the apparent victims of hip hop's infamous east-west rivalry. Nick Broomfield's film introduces Russell Poole, an ex-cop with damning evidence that suggests the LAPD deliberately fumbled the case to conceal connections between the police, LA gangs and Death Row Records, the label run by feared rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. Written by Stephen Kirkham

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Russell Poole - LAPD Detective: I almost took my life, but it was my kids that actually saved me. Okay? And, uh... it hurt. I was betrayed by my own department, because of the core values that the Los Angeles police department preached from day one. Honesty. Integrity, okay? Tell the truth, swear to tell the truth; nothing but the truth - so help you God. Do a good job, do a thorough job, work for the community. I believed in the oath of office. I believed in protect and serving the people. I really did, but on the inside and...
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Hypnotize
Composed by The Notorious B.I.G., Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Deric Angelettie, Randy 'Badazz' Alpert
Performed by The Notorious B.I.G.
Contains interpolations from "La Di Da Di" written by Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh
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Brilliant But Sad
2 February 2008 | by jayko92See all my reviews

This movie covers everything of both murders. And it is sick how easily Suge got away with it. I, and i bet many others are sure he regrets killing off 2pac, the person who kept his company alive. This movie really makes you think.

Brilliant film, but very sad how Biggie got dragged into it to make it look like it was the East Coast beef that got 2pac killed. When in fact it was Suge and his crooked cops.

Nick does lots of research in this movie, more than ever has been covered before. People with neutral thoughts on Rap music and Violence even will love this documentary.

A MUST see.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

LA Story See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,728, 22 September 2002

Gross USA:

$94,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,419
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FilmFour, Lafayette Films See more »
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Dolby (2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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