The Death and Life of Bobby Z

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

"To live a life of his own, he has to die first."
  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.9  (14,091)

The Death and Life of Bobby Z is a 2002 film featuring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishbourne. The plot centers around a corrupt federal agent (Fishbourne) who uses a convict (Walker) to pretend to be Bobby Z, who has stolen millions from a crime family. Walker's character is chosen because of his similarity to Bobby Z, who has disappeared. Walker is forced into participating in this charade and quickly finds himself in mortal danger from all sides. Walker even has to convince Bobby's girlfriend and young child that he is Bobby Z. The girlfriend, of course, recognizes that Walker is not actually Bobby Z, but the two fall for each other. This movie is notable for its use of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) stars, including former UFC champions Tim Sylvia and Chuck Liddell. Walker himself has trained in MMA, and the fight scenes that he is involved utilize typical MMA-style techniques, including an interesting sequence that Walker has with famed MMA trainer Pat Miletich. MMA fans will enjoy these cameos and fight sequences for their authenticity. Walker's character is very similar to his character from The Fast and The Furious, where he played a police officer impersonating a criminal and found himself in mortal danger and in love with an innocent woman. This movie did not get much play in the theaters when it originally came out but is getting more play in the on-demand and DVD market. The sub-culture of MMA fans will enjoy watching so many of the sport's stars. Movie fans who have enjoyed the Fast and Furious movies will enjoy this movie as well.

The Death and Life of Bobby Z
Bobby Z
Bobby Z

Trailer - 1 min 2 sec

Bobby Z: Seduction
Bobby Z: Seduction

Clip - 2 min 9 sec

Bobby Z: Shut Up And Get Up
Bobby Z: Shut Up And Get Up

Clip - 1 min 25 sec

Bobby Z: Better Than Bobby
Bobby Z: Better Than Bobby

Clip - 1 min 38 sec

Bobby Z: I'm In Rehabilitation
Bobby Z: I'm In Rehabilitation

Clip - 2 min 9 sec

Bobby Z: Three Time Loser
Bobby Z: Three Time Loser

Clip - 1 min 25 sec

Description
The Death and Life of Bobby Z is a 2002 film featuring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishbourne. The plot centers around a corrupt federal agent (Fishbourne) who uses a convict (Walker) to pretend to be Bobby Z, who has stolen millions from a crime family. Walker's character is chosen because of his similarity to Bobby Z, who has disappeared. Walker is forced into participating in this charade and quickly finds himself in mortal danger from all sides. Walker even has to convince Bobby's girlfriend and young child that he is Bobby Z. The girlfriend, of course, recognizes that Walker is not actually Bobby Z, but the two fall for each other.

This movie is notable for its use of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) stars, including former UFC champions Tim Sylvia and Chuck Liddell. Walker himself has trained in MMA, and the fight scenes that he is involved utilize typical MMA-style techniques, including an interesting sequence that Walker has with famed MMA trainer Pat Miletich. MMA fans will enjoy these cameos and fight sequences for their authenticity.

Walker's character is very similar to his character from The Fast and The Furious, where he played a police officer impersonating a criminal and found himself in mortal danger and in love with an innocent woman.

This movie did not get much play in the theaters when it originally came out but is getting more play in the on-demand and DVD market. The sub-culture of MMA fans will enjoy watching so many of the sport's stars. Movie fans who have enjoyed the Fast and Furious movies will enjoy this movie as well.

The Death and Life of Bobby Z is a 2002 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

The Death and Life of Bobby Z is available to watch free on Crackle. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at FuboTV, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Death and Life of Bobby Z for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2002
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 37 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (14,091)