Dogwoof are delighted to announce the UK release of Nick Broomfield’s LAST MAN STANDING, the compelling new follow up to his
highly acclaimed 2002 documentary Biggie & Tupac.
The film will receive its World Premiere on June 30th with a special one night only nationwide pre-recorded Q&A with Director Nick Broomfield hosted by Trevor
Nelson, before receiving its general release on July 2nd.
Suge Knight, the former CEO of legendary rap music label Death Row Records
was recently sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for manslaughter in a long
line of violent crimes not typically associated with a highly successful
record executive. LAST MAN STANDING takes a look at Death
Row and how L.A.’s street gang culture had come to dominate its business
workings as well as an association with corrupt LA police officers who were
also gang affiliated. It would be this world of gang rivalry and dirty cops
that would claim the lives of the world’s two greatest rappers, Tupac
Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
People have only now started talking since Suge commenced his 28-year
sentence. LAST MAN STANDING comes up with compelling new
evidence showing the involvement of the LAPD in these murders and their
attempt to conceal evidence.
Presenting new material and evidence never heard before, this hard-hitting
feature from multiple award-winning filmmaker, Nick Broomfield
(Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, Whitney: Can I Be Me, My Father
and Me, Kurt & Courtney),
is the definitive story of Suge Knight and the murders of Biggie and Tupac.
Nick Broomfield - Director’s Statement
After finishing Biggie & Tupac in 2002 I became increasingly
troubled by the treatment of LAPD detective Russell Poole who had come up
with evidence that LAPD officers were involved in the hit on Biggie Smalls.
Russell was vilified by the LAPD and over the years I watched as his health
and wellbeing declined. In August 2015 Russell died of a massive heart
attack during a meeting at the LA Sheriff’s headquarters where he was still
theory of the Biggie Smalls murder. It was a tragic end that Russell didn’t
deserve, however a few years later people started talking more freely after
Suge Knight (whom Russell accused of commissioning the hit) was sentenced
to 28 years in prison in 2018.
I believed in Russell and I believed in his theory, and people who had
never spoken before, who didn’t know Russell Poole, came forward with new
evidence never heard before that supports his allegations that LAPD
officers were involved.