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A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. Written by Magnolia Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements and some violent images | See all certifications »
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20 April 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bob Marley: Stay with the Rhythm  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$262,004 (USA) (20 April 2012)

Gross:

$1,412,124 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Trivia

The documentary was made with the full co-operation of the Marley family. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.129 (2012) See more »

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Zimbabwe
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Tuff Gong the Lion
28 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was expecting to see the same bits of footage, images, interviews etc. that I've seen before but this doc reveals lots more. We learn how his early formative years as a dual heritage child growing up in rural JA gave him a unique philosophical view in which to form his own ideas of who he was and what his destiny was to be.

The film also has the luxury of 144 mins to illuminate the genius that Bob was. I got to appreciate how influential and messianic he became within his immediate circle, his community and his nation. His ambition, drive and competitiveness were an integral part of his make-up and became central to his mission to preach love, Rastafari and unity. Any resistance to this would be casually side-stepped.

Whilst not a saint his soul crackled with energy and shone bright, perhaps too bright for the physical being that contained it and which sadly gave out at only 36. But the legacy lives on in the music, the voice of a struggling people, and we should listen as well as dance.

Peace, love and blessings.


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