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

Director:

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Marley ... Self (archive footage)
Ziggy Marley ... Self
Jimmy Cliff ... Self
Rita Marley ... Self
Cedella Marley ... Self
Cindy Breakspeare ... Self
Bunny Wailer ... Self (as Neville Bunny Wailer Livingston)
Chris Blackwell ... Self
Danny Sims Danny Sims ... Self
Lee 'Scratch' Perry ... Self (as Lee Perry)
Diane Jobson ... Self
Lee Jaffe Lee Jaffe ... Self
Marcia Griffiths Marcia Griffiths ... Self
Constance Marley Constance Marley ... Self
Neville Garrick Neville Garrick ... Self
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the reasons Kevin Macdonald wanted to make the film as he was curious to explore the enduring appeal of Bob Marley and why, some 30 years after his death, he remains as popular as ever. This was partly motivated by the fact that when he was making The Last King of Scotland (2006), he would often encounter posters of Marley in some of the poorer parts of Kampala in Uganda where they were filming. See more »

Quotes

Bob Marley: [historical recording] What is to be must be.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Stir It Up
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley
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User Reviews

 
enlightening
8 May 2012 | by RightersBlocSee all my reviews

I am amazed at the amount of information not publicly known about an icon such as Bob Marley. This movie goes into great (and previously unmentioned) detail regarding his life, his family, his music and his untimely death. The interviews with his wife, his girlfriends, his children, band mates, etc. tell much of the story that we never were privy to prior. While it is more than two hours in length, you will soon realize it takes every bit of this and then some to detail the life of someone who unfortunately only lived to the age of 36. There are recoding sessions, interviews with Marley himself and footage of his many tours and concerts. This documentary will convert anyone yet understanding how important Robert Nesta Marley was to world music and world politics. I highly recommend it.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob Marley: Stay with the Rhythm See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$262,004, 22 April 2012

Gross USA:

$1,413,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,842,919
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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