MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 57,072 this week

Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Bob Marley Story (1984)

 -  Documentary | Music
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 44 users  
Reviews: 2 user

A biographical documentary of Bob Marley and the Wailers and the times in which they lived.

Director:

Writer:

(contributing writer)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 327 titles
created 02 Oct 2011
 
Own
a list of 1239 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 99 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
a list of 618 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Bob Marley Story (1984)

Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Bob Marley Story (1984) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Bob Marley Story.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Musical performances of reggae master Bob Marley.

Director: Migel Delgado
Stars: Bob Marley
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Reggae documentary of the One Love Peace Concert held in Kingston, Jamaica in 1978. In addition to the music, this film features the return to Jamaica of Bob Marley after a 16-month hiatus ... See full summary »

Director: James P. Lewis
Stars: Dennis Brown, Althea Forrest, Natty Garfield
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Jeremy Marre
Stars: Chris Blackwell, John Bundrick, Rita Marley
American Masters (TV Series 1985)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett
Top of the Pops (1964–2012)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: Pan's People, Lulu Cartwright, Legs & Co
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Dennis Morris, photographer for Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter Bob Marley during the 1970's, tells the stories behind many of his iconic images of the musician taken at concerts, backstage, and between shows.

Director: Ben Churchill
Stars: Bob Marley, Dennis Morris
Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Keef
Stars: Bob Marley
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The life of Bob Marley with interviews from family and friends, and features rare footage of Bob Marley. Captures the feel and timelessness of the music and the man himself.

Directors: Charles Chabot, Jo Mendell
Stars: Al Anderson, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett
All You Need Is Love (TV Series 1977)
Music | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Recording of a 1980 concert in Dortmund, Germany, less than 1 year before his death.

Director: Stefan Paul
Stars: Bob Marley
Drama

The story of the reggae phenomenon that was Bob Marley; from his early life in the Jamaican ghetto to the formation of The Wailers, his fortuitous association with his record company, his ... See full summary »

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Peter Tosh ...
Himself
Bunny Wailer ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Herself
Judy Mowatt ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Award-winning biography of the man who with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer brought reggae out of Jamaica and gave it to the world. Interviews with Bob, his mom Cedella and wife Rita, Peter and Bunny, their friends and co-workers. Many performances including some rare footage of the Old Grey Whistle Tests. Written by Molly Malloy <parakeet@netbird.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Bunny Wailer: "That is like when the Children of Israel gathered around the Ark of the Covenant. Doesn't happen every day. When it happens, it's something to write about."
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tight, professional, accurate
2 March 2006 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

THE BOB MARLEY STORY is a concise document on the life of the "King of Reggae". Chronicling not only Marley's story, but the emergence of the early Rastafarian movement, this little package is pretty valuable to admirers of the form and students of Pan African history. Narrated by Race Today Collective Leader Darcus Howe, the work features footage from the coronation of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and his visit to Jamaica in 1966, interesting glances at the perspectives of the Rastafarian culture, and interviews with Marley's mother Cedella Booker, Rita Marley, the late Peter Tosh and Joe Higgs, the Wailer's former voice coach. There's also about twenty seconds of footage of a very young Jimmy Cliff performing his song "One-Eyed Jacks" at a dance hall. Finally, there's Marley himself, a man born to be on camera and on stage, as well as some interesting old video of the original Wailers in studio sessions for Catch a Fire in the mid-1970s. This documentary has been eclipsed by the more widely known TIME WILL TELL, but it's a better and more informative film. And what can I say? It's Marley. If you're not entertained, you ain't right.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the first song in the film jpf234

Contribute to This Page