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Afeni: I'm worried about...
Tupac: Ain't nothing to be worried about.
Afeni: Like all Black leaders you have a bullseye on your back, and today it just got bigger!
Tupac: But I ain't no Black leader! Not yet!
Afeni: 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!
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For the Tupac album this film is named after, go here.

All Eyez On Me is a 2017 Biopic centered around the life of rapper Tupac Shakur, starring Demetrius Shipp, Jr as the iconic rapper; along with Kat Graham, Danai Gurira, Dominic L. Santana, and Jamal Woolard, the latter reprising his role as Shakur's friend-turned-rival The Notorious B.I.G. from 2009's Notorious.

A large portion of the movie takes place while Shakur was serving time for sexual assault on Riker's Island between 1994 and 1995, with his life from childhood up to his conviction being told In Medias Res via an interview while he was imprisoned. The second half of the movie focuses on Shakur's life from his release from prison to his murder in Las Vegas in 1996.


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  • The '70s: Afeni's trial, and most of Tupac's childhood.
  • The '80s: Tupac's teenage years, where he began rapping and writing poetry.
  • The '90s: The rest of the movie focuses on Tupac's career from 1990-1996
  • Anachronism Stew: Many brands and products that appeared long after the events of the movie show up — the most glaring example being an iPhone 7, which Tupac and several other actors can be spotted holding at various points in the movie. Another example, as mentioned below in Artistic License – History, is the live performance of "Hail Mary".
  • Artistic License – History: There were more than a few holes with the film's take on Tupac's life:
    • Not long after the film's release Jada Pinkett Smith went on record saying that there were several inaccuracies surrounding her relationship with Pac, including:
      • Tupac never read her the poem he wrote about her, and she didn't know about it until it was posthumously published in The Rose That Grew From Concrete.
      • He abruptly left Baltimore, and never disclosed why he had to leave, nor did he say goodbye, to Jada.
      • Jada also didn't attend any of Tupac's shows by request, nor did they have an argument backstage.
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    • Tupac's (truncated) House of Blues set was fairly accurate, except for the addition of "Hail Mary", which was never performed live during his lifetime, and was likely added in for fanservice more than anything.
    • During the scene where Tupac meets Faith Evans and discussed collaborating, tracks from All Eyez On Me can be heard in the background. In real life, the album wasn't out yet, and the 2Pac/Evans collaboration ("Wonda Why They Call U Bytch") was recorded the very same night they met at the club.
    • After Tupac is shot and taken to a hospital, Big Frank gets out his car and shows his LAPD badge to the Las Vegas police officers on the scene. Big Frank was never a LAPD officer.
  • As Himself: Money B of Digital Underground and two of Tupac's former Outlawz bandmates,E.D.I. Mean and Young Noble, play themselves. In an odd case of this, D.U. bandleader Shock G and Snoop Dogg dubbed over their respective actors in the film.
  • Bad Boss: Unsurprisingly, Suge Knight; though he actually treats 2Pac fairly well compared to most of his other employees.
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  • Fanservice: There's plenty of scenes throughout the film where Tupac and others are surrounded by naked ladies partying and rubbing him down.
    • In a non-sexual, and blatantly anachronistic example, the movie shows Tupac performing "Hail Mary" at his House of Blues concert, which never actually happened at the real show.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Nigel is very clearly Hatian Jack, a music manager/drug dealer who was rumored to be the man behind Tupac's 1994 Quad Studios shooting.
  • Police Brutality: Tupac was both a victim and witness to police brutality, including the infamous beating he received for jaywalking, and shooting two off-duty cops for attacking a black driver.
  • Role Reprisal: Jamal Woolard, who starred as Big Poppa in Notorious, returns once again as The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Same Language Dub: Jarrett Ellis, who protrayed Snoop Dogg, had his voice dubbed over by the Doggfather himself. Likewise, Shock G dubbed over Chris Clarke (himself a Digital Underground member) during scenes where Clark performs as Humpty Hump.
  • Stock Footage: That security footage of Tupac's MGM Grand Royal brawl shown in the film? That was from actual CCTV footage from that very night.
  • We Can Rule Together: Suge offers Tupac leadership of Death Row's planned east coast branch as an incentive to keep him under Death Row's umbrella.

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