Starring: Demetrius Shipp, Jr., Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Danai Gurira
Story: Biodrama directed by Benny Boom which tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.), from his early days in New York to his status as one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices until his untimely death. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mindset establish him as a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his death.REVIEWS
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Mutulu Shakur: You must stand for something, you must live for something! And you must be willing to die for something!
Afeni Shakur: [to Tupac] Your stepdaddy is a revolutionary.
Suge Knight: [to Tupac] Your momma told me ya’ll been going through some things. Sometimes people need to step outside of who they are to realize who they could really be.
Mutulu Shakur: [to Tupac] This is a brilliant opportunity to bring together the revolutionaries in the gang communities, and you can unite them.
Tupac Shakur: We got a big platform, man. Use that platform to make change.
Tom Whalley: We love your music, Tupac. You paint a picture for the listener isn’t always pretty, but it’s real.
Tupac Shakur: I report from the streets. I’m educating and keeping it real.
Afeni Shakur: [to Tupac] Son, this ain’t just about you.
Afeni Shakur: I’m worried about…
Tupac Shakur: Ain’t nothing to be worried about.
Afeni Shakur: Like all Black leaders you have a bullseye on your back and today it just got bigger.
Tupac Shakur: But I ain’t no Black leader! Not yet!
Afeni Shakur: And how are you not a Black leader! The Vice President was just talking about you on the TV! Baby, you have to understand with The Panthers it wasn’t that we had guns or black leather, it was because of our message. We were transforming minds. They are going to come after you with everything you love. They’re going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself.
Tupac Shakur: I wrote something for you.
[he takes out a piece of paper and reads from it]
Tupac Shakur: You are the Omega of my heart, the foundation for my conception of love. And when I think of what a black woman should be, it’s you that I first think of. You will never fully understand how deeply my hear feels for you. I worry that we’ll go apart and I’ll end up losing you. You bring me to climax without sex, and you do it all with real grace. You are my heart in uniform, a frame that I can never replace.
Jada Pinkett: You ain’t even move to California yet and you’re already going soft on me.
Tupac Shakur: Oh, I’m going soft!
Jada Pinkett: So soft.
Tupac Shakur: You got the tears in your eyes.
[he starts wiping the tears off her face]
Tupac Shakur: The tears flow and I’m being soft.
[he laughs and hugs her]
Jada Pinkett: How are you here right now? What are you doing here?
Tupac Shakur: Look at you all Hollywood. I get to get like you.
Jada Pinkett: No, you’re Hollywood. You’re about to drop another album, do another movie.
Tupac Shakur: You know how I roll, you know. Coming up.
Jada Pinkett: Yeah, you’re a bigshot now. Yeah. How’s your mom?
Tupac Shakur: Huh?
Jada Pinkett: How’s your mom?
Tupac Shakur: Oh, she’s straight. She’s good.
Jada Pinkett: She’s strong.
Tupac Shakur: Yeah.
Jada Pinkett: You know?
Journalist: [to Tupac] You said, and I quote, “If they kill me I want the people to know the real story.”
Journalist: I have it on good authority the FBI has a four thousand page file on you.
Tupac Shakur: Only four thousand, huh?
C. Delores Tucker: There are three things wrong with gangster rap, it is obscene, it is obscene, it is obscene.
Journalist: You’re trying to start a positive movement for black people by using negative symbolism like drug and outlaw.
Tupac Shakur: You got to enter into somebody’s world in order to lead them on.
Suge Knight: A lot of people are born males but they’re not men. I’m a man. Death row’s more than a label, it’s a way of life.
Tupac Shakur: It’s real simple, you’re either with us or you’re against us.
Jada Pinkett: What happened to you?
Tupac Shakur: What happened to me? I got shot five times, that’s what happened to me. What happened to you? You used to be down.
Jada Pinkett: It’s stupid and it’s dangerous!
Tupac Shakur: It’s dangerous getting shot too.
Jada Pinkett: The man I knew wanted to use his voice to educate, to bring people together!
Tupac Shakur: If he coming at me he going to get dealt with.
Jada Pinkett: Can nobody tell you nothing, huh? Huh?
Tupac Shakur: Not about this.
Jada Pinkett: Okay.
[she turns and stars walking away]
Tupac Shakur: Jada!
Tupac Shakur: We got to create a moment for our community, make sure our people stay safe.
Tupac Shakur: Why are the cameras all on me? And in the report, all these charges, I didn’t do nothing. I’m charged with being in concert with some guy. Well, where are they at? Why me? Because I’m Tupac? Well I’m not angry at them, I’m angry at the system. I don’t want anybody else to go to jail, you understand, but I don’t want to go to jail for something I didn’t do. I just don’t want to be the escape goat. You know what I’m saying, it’s like the only way I know how to live my life is to be responsible for what I do.
Tupac Shakur: We must not hate those who have done wrong to us, for as soon as we hate them we become just like them.
[referring to his music]
Kidada Jones: That sound good.
Tupac Shakur: Thank you. None of this is by accident, right?
Kidada Jones: Someone’s getting deep.
Tupac Shakur: I’m serious. I mean, whatever we’re supposed to be doing here, we got to do it, right?
Kidada Jones: And you will. You went over my day and that’s not easy. But you don’t do what’s easy, you do what’s right.
All Eyez on Me is set to open in the US June 16, 2017 and UK June 30, 2017.