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.

Sean Combs: We can't change the world unless we change ourselves.
Alicia: Say it again, it keeps me awake.
Devlin: I love you.
Captain Paul Prescott: [about Alicia] I don't like this, I don't like her coming here.
Walter Beardsley: She's had me worried for some time. A woman of that sort.
Devlin: What sort is that, Mr. Beardsley?
Walter Beardsley: Oh, I don't think any of us have any illusions about her character. Have we, Devlin?
Devlin: Not at all, not in the slightest. Miss Huberman is first, last, and always not a lady. She may be risking her life, but when it comes to being a lady, she doesn't hold a candle to your wife, sitting in Washington, playing bridge with three other ladies of great honor and virtue.
Notorious B.I.G.: Mr. Webber? Yesterday you said I was gonna end up a garbageman.
Mr. Webber: That's right. If you keep cutting class, that's exactly what you'll become.
Notorious B.I.G.: Well, I found out a teacher makes 24,000 a year, and a garbageman makes 28,000 a year. I'm gonna make $4,000 more than his dumb ass.
Alicia: There's nothing like a love song to give you a good laugh.
Alicia: Don't ever leave me.
Devlin: You'll never get rid of me again.
Alicia: Never tried to.
Alicia: You're sore because you've fallen for a little drunk you tamed in Miami and you don't like it. It makes you sick all over, doesn't it? People will laugh at you, the invincible Devlin, in love with someone who isn't worth even wasting the words on.
Alicia: Dev, is that you? I'm glad you're late. This chicken took longer than I expected. I hope it isn't done too much. It caught fire once.
Alicia: This is a very strange love affair.
Devlin: Why?
Alicia: Maybe the fact that you don't love me.
Alicia: I'm terrified.
Devlin: Just pretend you're a janitor. Janitors are never terrified.
Alicia: I have a feeling they're very slow.
Madame Sebastian: We are protected by the enormity of your stupidity, for a time.
[last lines]
Eric Mathis: Alex, will you come in, please? I wish to talk to you.
Devlin: [after being caught kissing Alicia at the party] I knew her before you, loved her before you, only I'm not as lucky as you...
Madame Sebastian: Wouldn't it be a little too much if we both grinned at her like idiots.
Voletta Wallace: What kind of grown-ass man calls himself "Puffy?"
Alicia: Why should I?
Devlin: Patriotism.
Alicia: That word gives me a pain.
Alicia: My car is outside.
Devlin: Naturally.
Alexander Sebastian: An old friend is never an extra guest.
Lil Kim: Your whole world changed when you heard me rap. Han on yo dick while mah ass you slap. Wanna take off my panties, and put it in a hole, but dis ain't cheap, nigga. Gots to pay its toll. Give a nigga head, and no, Ah'll nevuh bite. Sexy-ass lyrics y'know you kinda like. Mic in mah hand, and you'll bet to understand Lil Kim be The Baddest Bitch in Brooklyn.
Alicia: Well, did you hear that? I'm practically on the wagon, that's quite a change.
Devlin: It's a phase.
Alicia: You don't think a woman can change?
Devlin: Sure, change is fun, for awhile.
Alicia: [on the plane to Rio after finding out her father has died] When he told me a few years ago what he was, everything went to pot. I didn't care what happened to me. Now I remember how nice he once was, how nice we both were. It's a very curious feeling, a feeling as if something had happened to me, not to him. You see I don't have to hate him anymore - or myself.
Faith Evans: Are you a bad guy trying to be good, or a good guy trying to be bad?
Notorious B.I.G.: I'm just trying to make it big.
Alicia: Alex has the key to that.
Devlin: Then, get it from him.
Alicia: Get it? How?
Devlin: Don't you live near him?
Alexander Sebastian: I'm not afraid to die.
Devlin: You've got your chance, here and now.
Sean Combs: Ah want you to hear sumpin... See what Ahm sayin'? Ahm trying to get niggaz outta their seats; dis goan be like Soul Music.
Notorious B.I.G.: If Ah spit dis, mos' niggaz goan be laughin' at me.
Sean Combs: If you spit this, niggaz goan be laughin' at you all the way to the bank, Big!
Notorious B.I.G.: What's next? You want me to dance like MC Hammer?
Sean Combs: Look, you gimme dat street shit fo' R 'n B. But if Ah doan have sumpin Ah kin play on da radio, nobody'll evuh hear or buy yo album. You'd just be a broke-ass mix-tape rapper. Trust me, Big.
Notorious B.I.G.: These niggaz look like Rick James. Ah need some time, meh... Yo, Cease! Ahm goan need some Pepsi and MO weed. And females! Tell'em we havin' a pahty... Lemme hear dat one mo tahm.
Alexander Sebastian: I am married to an American agent.
Ending Title Card: Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., did not live to see the release of his second album. That album, "Life After Death," went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide. With his success, he proved that no dream is too big. The sky is the limit.
Notorious B.I.G.: That shit just clicked. Puffy gave it the gloss. The way them sneers hitting them vocals drop, he took that track from one hundred percent to two hundred percent. They started sayin' we brought Funk back to Hip Hop. All I know is I was doing what I always did.
Alicia: Dev, is that you? I am glad you are late. This chicken took longer than I expected... what did they say? Hope it isn't done too - too much. Of course, i-it caught fire once... I think it's better if I cut it up out here, unless you want a half of one for yourself. We're going to have knives and forks, after all, I've decided we're going to eat in style. Marriage must be wonderful with this sort of thing going on everyday.
Alicia: You can add Sebastian's name to my list of playmates.
Notorious B.I.G.: If you throw me out to the jungle, Ah'd hear them muthafuckas dancin.'
Notorious B.I.G.: Keep the suspenders; lose the shirt.
Alicia: What does the speedometer say?
Devlin: 65.
Alicia: I want to make it 80 and wipe that grin off your face.
Devlin: [bitterly, to Alicia] Dry your eyes, baby; it's out of character.
Notorious B.I.G.: Ah got rhymes for The Dayz, y'know what Ahm sayin'? Ah guess Ahm tryin' to tell a story 'bout an average nigga from Brooklyn, y'know what Ahm sayin'? A nigga gotta figure out dat life shit
Sean Combs: Yo, he got sex appeal like LL?
Wayne Barrow: A little bigger than that.
Sean Combs: What, like Heavy D?
Wayne Barrow: He's a little darker than that.
Wayne Barrow: He look like Wesley Snipes?
Wayne Barrow: Oh, he ain't Wesley...
Devlin: A man doesn't tell a woman what to do. She tells herself.
Alicia: Look, I'll make it easy for you. The time has come when you must tell me you have a wife and two adorable children... and this madness between us can't go on any longer.
Devlin: Bet you've heard that line often enough.
Alicia: [hurt] Right below the belt every time. That isn't fair, Dev.
Notorious B.I.G.: Look, bitch, stop being so fucking difficult!
Lil Kim: Who you callin' a bitch, nigga? You wasn't talking that shit when you was eating my pussy the other night!
Devlin: You don't look so hot. Sick?
Alicia: [lies defiantly] No. Hangover.
Devlin: That's news. Back to bottle again, huh?
Alicia: It sort of... lightens my chores.
Alicia: Waving the flag with one hand and picking pockets with the other, that's your "patriotism".
Notorious B.I.G.: What's up, Big Mama?
Lil Kim: What did you just call me?
Notorious B.I.G.: Big Mama. You looking damn good. How was work today?
Lil Kim: Everyday you ask me how I'm doing. What's that about?
Notorious B.I.G.: [Smiling] It's cause I care. You know what I'm saying?
Lil Kim: Yeah, right. Whatever you say, Big Poppa.
Notorious B.I.G.: [laughing] You know, you got a smart-ass mouth!
Lil Kim: What, you gonna do something about it?
[pauses, and stares B.I.G down]
Lil Kim: Nah, I didn't think so.
[Smiles and walks away]
Voletta Wallace: Is this why you think I came to the States? So I can spend all my days, taking care of you, feeding you, cleaning up old plates of mash potatoes you leave under your bed?
Notorious B.I.G.: Huh?
[runs to his bedroom to find the crack he left under his bed]
Devlin: I couldn't see straight or think straight. I was a fat-headed guy, full of pain.
Alicia: This fog gets me.
Devlin: That's your hair in your eyes.
Notorious B.I.G.: Yo, Puff... maybe in the right hands, I could be one of the greatest.
Devlin: [referring to Sebastian] Well, he's here. The head of a large German business concern.
Alicia: His family always had money.
Devlin: He's part of the combine that built up the German war machine and hopes to keep on going.
Alicia: Something big?
Devlin: It has all the earmarks of being something big.
Ethel: Where are you going?
Mr. Hopkins: Fishing.
Ethel: At this time of night? You're mad.
Mr. Hopkins: What's the difference? There's no fish, day or night.
Alicia: I guess I'm the girl nobody remembers.
Mister Cee: Yo, your shit kinda sounds nice.
Lil Cease: For real.
Mister Cee: Yo, if you goan put it down like dat, we gotta record dis shit.
Notorious B.I.G.: Nigga, doan be gassin' me up.
Mister Cee: Ah'm just sayin, Ah know muthafuckas who know muthafuckas.
Notorious B.I.G.: Then, pop a tape in, nigga.
Devlin: Don't you need a coat?
Alicia: You'll do.
Alicia: Here's something that belongs to you. I should have given it to you sooner.
Devlin: What is it?
Alicia: A scarf you lent me once in Miami.
[Alicia and Devlin meet on a bench in the city]
Devlin: What's new?
Alicia: Oh, nothing. What's new with you?
Devlin: Nothing.
Alicia: Well, you never believed in me anyways. So what's the difference?
Devlin: It's lucky for both of us that I didn't. It wouldn't have been pretty if I'd believed in you. If I'd figured, she'll never be able to go through with it, she's been made over by love.
Alicia: If you only once had said that you loved me. Oh, Dev.
Devlin: Listen, you've chalked up another boyfriend, that's all. No harm done.
Alicia: I hate you.
Devlin: There's no occasion to, you're doing good work.
Alicia: [to Devlin] How about we... have a picnic?
Devlin: I can't help recalling some of your remarks about being a new woman. Daisies and buttercups, wasn't it?
Alicia: You idiot! What are you sore about, you knew very well what I was doing!
Devlin: Did I?
Alicia: You could have stopped me with one word, but no, you wouldn't. You threw me at him!
Devlin: I threw you at nobody.
Alicia: Didn't you tell me what I had?
Devlin: A man doesn't tell a woman what to do; she tells herself. You almost had me believing in that little hokey-pokey miracle of yours, that a woman like you could change her spots.
Alicia: Oh, you're rotten.
Devlin: That's why I didn't try to stop you. The answer had to come from you.
Alicia: I see. Some kind of love test.
Devlin: That's right.
[first lines]
[Title card]: Miami, Florida, Three-Twenty P.M., April the Twenty-Fourth, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Six...
[reporters and photographers converse amongst themselves outside the courtroom]
Judge: Is there any legal reason why sentence should not be pronounced?
District Attorney: No, your honor.
John Huberman: Yes, I have something to say. You can put me away, but you can't put away what's going to happen to you, and to this whole country next time. Next time we are going...
Defense Counsel: [whispering] I wouldn't say any more. We'll need that for the appeal.
[driving while drunk]
Alicia: How am I doing?
Devlin: Not bad.
Alicia: Scared?
Devlin: No.
Alicia: No... no, you're not scared of anything, are you?
[the car nearly swerves off-road]
Devlin: [correcting himself] Not too much!
Alicia: Do you love me, Commodore?
Commodore: You're a very beautiful woman.
Alicia: I'll have another drink to appreciate that.
Sean Combs: Nigga, Ahm *hungry*!
Alicia: I've told you before, Mr. Devlin doesn't mean a thing to me.
Alexander Sebastian: I'd like to be convinced. Would you maybe care to convince me, Alicia, that Mr. Devlin means nothing to you?
Alicia: [in bed, hung-over] I'm no stool-pigeon, Mr. Devlin.
Devlin: My department authorized me to engage you to do some work for us. There's a job in Brazil...
Alicia: Oh, go away. The whole thing bores me.
Devlin: Some of the German gentry who are paying your father are working in Rio. Ever hear of the IG Farben Industries?
Alicia: I tell you, I'm not interested.
Devlin: Farben has men in South America, planted there before the war. They're cooperating with the Brazilian government to smoke them out. My chief thinks that the daughter of a, uh...
Alicia: A traitor?
Devlin: Well, he thinks you might be valuable in the work.
Alicia: If you had only once said that you loved me.

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