Biggie and Tupac

Directed By: Nick Broomfield

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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.


Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 40710677
UPC 074645212999
UPC 14 00074645212999
Format DVD
Release Date 5/17/2011
African American Cinema
African Americans
Music (General)
Rap Artists
Rap Music
Rap/Hip Hop
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In this probing documentary from director Nick Broomfield, the notoriously abrasive Englishman conducts his own investigation of two separate drive-by shootings that took the lives of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur in the late 1990s. Starting with the original police investigations, Broomfield attempts to knit together pieces of information while establishing the framework of the Los Angeles gangsta rap scene. He also presents home video footage of the rappers before they became household names. But it's when Broomfield tracks down former LAPD officer Russell Poole that the conspiracy theory begins to emerge. Poole has been working incessantly to expose corruption within the Los Angeles Police Department, collecting evidence that connects off-duty police officers to the murders of both rappers. Also targeted is Death Row Records head honcho Marion "Suge" Knight, whose well-documented criminal tactics lead Broomfield to implicate Knight as a key figure in both murders. A brief interview with Knight in prison proves futile, leaving Broomfield with an endless supply of questions but no concrete answers. In true Broomfield fashion, BIGGIE AND TUPAC comes off more as an entertaining shockumentary than a serious work of cinematic journalism, but it is this tone that makes it virtually impossible to dismiss.
Box Office "...BIGGIE & TUPAC delves into these murders with shocking and stunning results....The documentary maintains an enticing maverick quality throughout..." 08/01/2002 p.56
USA Today "...The filmmaker doggedly bumbles around into places he's not wanted, not always getting direct answers. But sometimes a squirm is worth a thousand words..." 09/27/2002 p.16D
Los Angeles Times "...A gripping investigation into the murders of rap rivals and former friends Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace..." 10/04/2002 p.C1
Entertainment Weekly "...Broomfield leaves you with questions that few investigators have even dared to ask..." 10/04/2002 p.125
Mojo "[Broomfield's] journey into rap's heart of darkness proved revelatory." 12/01/2004 p.63
Nick Broomfield
Name Shakur,Tupac
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Cast & Crew
Nick Broomfield - Featured
Voletta Wallace - Featured
Russell Poole - Featured
Nick Broomfield - Producer
Joan Churchill - Director of Photography
Tupac Shakur - Subject
Biggie "The Notorious B.I.G." Smalls - Subject
Marion "Suge" Knight - Producer
Michele D'Acosta - Producer
Christian Henson - Music
Nick Broomfield - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 052129
UPC 00074645212999
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Product Attributes
Actor Shakur,Tupac
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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