My Brother Marvin (2012)

Much has been written and filmed about the life of Marvin Gaye, much of it speculation & innuendo. Now, for the first time, twenty six years after Marvin was shot by his father, Zeola Gaye tells the untold story of life with her brother.


Bob Blagden


Bob Blagden, Zeola Gaye (story)


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Credited cast:
Job Angus Job Angus ... Young Marvin
Larkin Arnold Larkin Arnold ... Himself
Gordon Banks ... Himself
Monique Brown Monique Brown ... Herself
Sharon Canty Sharon Canty ... Herself
Jeanne Gay Jeanne Gay ... Herself
Marvin Gaye ... Himself (archive footage)
Zeola Gaye Zeola Gaye ... Herself
Dick Gregory ... Himself
Angie Houston Angie Houston ... Herself
Prince Jenkins Prince Jenkins ... Himself
Jeffrey Kruger Jeffrey Kruger ... Himself
Gorgeous George Odell Gorgeous George Odell ... Himself
Reese Palmer Reese Palmer ... Himself
Joyce Solomon Polk Joyce Solomon Polk ... Herself


Twenty six years after Marvin was shot by his father, Zeola Gaye, his youngest sister, tells the untold story of what living with her brother was really like and what really happened on that fateful day April 1st 1984, the day before his birthday, when he was killed. We follow Zeola with her sister Jeanne as she retraces Marvin's physical and emotional journey from his turbulent childhood in Washington DC, onto his meteoric rise to super stardom with Motown in Detroit, through to his final years in European exile before his triumphant return to Los Angeles and his death at the hands of his father. We discover he had a rare musical gift, considered a real musician's musician whose life and talent influenced people's lives everywhere. Written by Bob Blagden

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motown | filicide | See All (2) »









Release Date:

1 July 2012 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »


Box Office


£1,800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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