Tupac Impersonator On Why “The Great Escape” Movie Was Nixed

Tupac Impersonator, Richard Garcia, explained why the movie ‘2Pac The Great Escape From UMC’ was canceled.

Twenty-six years ago on September 13, 1996 will forever be the day the world lost a 25-year-old Tupac Shakur. Since then his legacy continues. Tons of posthumous music has been released, continuously making headlines and alive theories that never seem to die. A movie by an independent filmmaker was slated to top all previous theories.

Filmmaker Rick Boss is one of those who believes Tupac is alive and will let the world decide. His movie ‘2Pac The Great Escape From UMC’ will provide viewers with an alternate ending while exploring the possibility of Tupac Shakur escaping and faking his death on September 13, 1996. “This movie is about Tupac actually escaping from University Medical Center here in Vegas and relocating to New Mexico. Getting protection from the Navajo tribe,” Boss told KTNV back in 2020.

Richard Garcia (MTV)

According to Rick Boss, Tupac was informed of a planned hit on his life when he arrived to Las Vegas for a Tyson fight. Boss believes Tupac and Suge Knight planned the whole thing, and even had a Tupac look-alike sit right next to Suge Knight before being shot on the Vegas strip.

“When certain FBI agencies are looking for you, they are going to block the airport. So you can’t travel out so the best way to escape is through helicopter, private helicopter to another state,” explains Boss.

Rick Boss goes on to further explain his theory, stating that FBI agents can’t go onto tribal land without the tribal council’s permission. It is for this reason Boss believes Navajo land in New Mexico makes sense.

With this theory, it would also make perfect sense as to why Tupac’s posthumous music video ‘I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto’ starts off in New Mexico. In the video, a helicopter is seen flying over Rukahs (which spells Shakur backwards), New Mexico. The video is dated September 14, 1996, a day after Tupac was announced dead.

Richard Garcia, the Tupac impersonator who was slated to portray Shakur in the movie, had previously given his thoughts on the alive theories and the movie. “The man who is making this move, Rick Boos, is admittedly stuck that he is alive,” Garcia explained during an interview with Heart of an Outlaw. “The thing is, in his film, he doesn’t die and there’s a body double.”

Garcia also explained why the movie ‘2Pac The Great Escape From UMC’ was canceled. “We filmed a little bit and it started picking up momentum. Then he started his posters. He started really pushing hard,” explained Richard Garcia.. “But, then the family got upset and a lot of my friends they got upset over it. I don’t wanna hurt either one.”


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