Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

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Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.


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Credited cast:
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Connie Chung ...
Herself (archive footage)
Eldridge Cleaver ...
Himself (archive footage)
Kathleen Cleaver ...
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Himself (archive footage) (as Puffy Combs)
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Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

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In his own words

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and images of drugs, violence and sex | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2Pac: Resurrection  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,632,847 (USA) (14 November 2003)


$7,707,563 (USA) (19 December 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Eminem produced three songs for the film's soundtrack free of charge as a sign of respect to Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur. See more »


Tupac Shakur: What makes me saying 'I don't give a f - -' different than Patrick Henry saying 'Give me liberty or give me death'?
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Edited from MTV Beach House (1993) See more »


Super Freak
Written by Rick James and Alonzo Miller
Performed by Tupac Shakur
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Finally...a documentary that does slain rapper justice...
19 August 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It's about time that a documentary about slain rapper Tupac Shakur such as this be released. I've seen a number of other documentaries based on the Shakur's life and they make me sick. For one thing, those films make him out to be some sort of prophet or messiah, feeding into the myth that that's exactly who he was. However, by allowing Tupac to tell his own story, both his fans and detractors alike can finally get a glimpse of who this man truly was as a person. In this film, from Tupac's very own words, Tupac is not made out to be the monster that some people would like to easily dismiss him as but but he is also not portrayed as a saint, nor are his many troubles with the law ignored. From this movie, the clear conclusion is that Tupac Shakur was ultimately a good, well-meaning person whose flawed philosophies and poor choices in the people he chose to surround himself with ultimately lead to his destruction. However, through tenacity and hard work, he has become the bestselling hip hop artist in history, even from beyond the grave.

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