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USA: Paramount Pictures~
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Tupac Shakur
Director: Lauren Lazin
USA: 90 mins
UK: 110 mins
USA Rated: R for strong language and images of drugs, violence and sex
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, sex and drug references
USA Release Date: 14 November 2003
UK Release Date: 2 July 2004 (Limited Release - London)
Celebrating the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the top-selling hip-hop artists of all time, TUPAC: RESURRECTION explores Shakur's life viscerally and dramatically through his own words and music, as well as through vivid images of the world as he experienced it. The film carefully mines video archives to expose the brilliant storyteller that Shakur was during interviews and in personal conversations throughout his life. In his own words, Shakur powerfully takes viewers with him throughout the happiness and the sadness of his childhood, through the ups and downs of his professional career, through his romances and his life-altering mistakes, and finally, through the lessons he has learned. Not merely a commemoration of his life and artistry, TUPAC: RESURRECTION explores honestly and openly Shakur's many complexities. It examines the artist's gifts, passions and conflicts, and unravels the mystique of his life by looking at those who influenced him early on.
An intimate portrait of a young man who rose from a life of adversity into a global icon who touched millions of lives, TUPAC: RESURRECTION is the only film made in collaboration with Shakur's mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur. It is also the only film told entirely in his own words. Visually stunning, this inspirational life story features never-before-seen concert footage, private home movies and excerpts from Tupac's poetry and journals, all of which serve to create a very personal portrayal of a sensitive, passionate and often provocative artist who died before his time. In addition, the film features a soundtrack of Shakur's best-selling music, as well as all new music by Biggie Smalls, Eminem, 50 Cent and Shakur himself, who currently ranks among the top 40 best-selling artists of all time, with more than 33.5 million records sold to date.