Starring: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Rockmond Dunbar, Neil Brown Jr., Xander Berkeley, Shea Whigham, Wynn Everett, Toby Huss, Louis Herthum
Bio-crime thriller directed by Brad Furman based on a true story about the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. Following the death of Tupac, L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open.
“Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.
Jack Jackson: [to Poole] Twenty years ago you were the lead detective on the Biggie Smalls case, right?
Jack Jackson: [to Poole] I’m a journalist. Why is this case so important to you?
Russell Poole: A murder like that only goes unsolved if the police don’t want to solve it.
Jack Jackson: [to Poole] I’ve seen the work book. Do you have any suspects?
Russell Poole: Twenty-plus years and not one arrest.
Russell Poole: Are you guys hearing Tupac shooters were hired by Biggie’s entourage?
Jack Jackson: [to Poole] Biggie didn’t have Tupac killed.
Russell Poole: The facts point to something more here.
Jack Jackson: If we can prove a connection between a cop and Biggie’s murder, it would only break the LAPD.
Russell Poole: It would ruin the city.
Russell Poole: Why did you redact LAPD’s connection from all records?
Commander Fasulo: I cannot comment on an open investigation.
Russell Poole: As long as it’s an ongoing investigation, that evidence stays locked away in the dark.
Chief of Police: We are a matchstick away from bloodstained streets everyday.
Russell Poole: You have no idea what the LAPD is capable of.
Edwards: We are distancing ourselves from the story.
Jack Jackson: I got what I need.
[being stopped by the cops]
Jack Jackson: What did I do?
Sgt. Leeds: Out of the vehicle now!
Jack Jackson: Who shot Biggie Smalls?
Russell Poole: There’s only one way this was going to end.
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