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Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

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Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Eddie Murphy ... Rudy Ray Moore
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Nick
Wesley Snipes ... D'Urville Martin
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jerry Jones
Craig Robinson ... Ben Taylor
Snoop Dogg
Chris Rock ... Daddy Fatts
Tituss Burgess ... Theodore Toney
Chelsea Gilson ... Carrie Mills
T.I.
Mike Epps ... Jimmy Lynch
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Lady Reed
Jamaal Lewis ... Dolphin Records Man
Luenell ... Aunt
Ivo Nandi ... Julius Bihari
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Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

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Rated R for pervasive language, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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2:1
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Trivia

Keegan-Michael Key was a huge fan of Rudy Ray Moore before getting cast in this film. While working on The Predator (2018), the other cast members would come to his trailer to watch Moore's films. See more »

Goofs

Visa logo visible in a store front window. At the time the film is set, Visa would have still been called by its original name, BankAmeriCard. See more »

Quotes

Lady Reed: [to Rudy Ray] I'm so grateful for what you did for me, cause I'd never seen nobody that looks like me up there on that big screen.
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Soundtracks

Rocky Bottom
Written by Jason Freeman
Performed by Jason Freeman & Blind Mississippi Morris
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A typical biopic buoyed by its unrelenting hilarity, its affection for its subject and commitment to the time and place it is set.
22 September 2019 | by ierenzSee all my reviews

"Dolemite Is My Name" is a typical biopic bolstered by its implacable hilarity, its affection for its subject and its commitment to the time and place it is set. And yet, I'm still being nagged by something about his lead performance. Don't get me wrong, Murphy is very, very good, and I'd love to see him tackle Pryor next because of that. Just like Rudy Ray Moore, I buy him more than I do like Dolemite.That's probably the intention here, as Moore repeatedly says in the movie that the role is a put-on. That I keep rolling around in my head this performance says something about its staying power.Murphy isn't exactly the most charitable actor when he's the lead, a by-product of his star power, but he's here at its best when he's slyly letting the scene be stolen from below him.


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