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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:
Wesley Snipes ... D'Urville Martin
Eddie Murphy ... Rudy Ray Moore
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Nick
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jerry Jones
Craig Robinson ... Ben Taylor
Chris Rock ... Daddy Fatts
Snoop Dogg
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Lady Reed
London Worthy ... L.A. pedestrian
Chelsea Gilson ... Carrie Mills
Tituss Burgess ... Theodore Toney
Mike Epps ... Jimmy Lynch
Jamaal Lewis ... Dolphin Records Man
T.I.
Luenell ... Aunt
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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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4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Eddie Murphy's first R-rated film since Life (1999). See more »

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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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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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One of heck of a good time!
8 September 2019 | by paulwigglesworthSee all my reviews

Eddie Murphy is back on top with this biopic of Rudy Ray Moore, the hustler, shameless self-promoter of wildly cornball action-comedies of the 1970s. Murphy has finally found a character to really sink his teeth into...and Murphy relishes every moment of inhabiting the joyful and strangely charming yet naive character desperately searching to simply express himself a an entertainer of the people and for the people. His character is an outsider who elevates other outliers all searching for validation and some simple joys in the midst of working class America.

Murphy is funny, charming, and touching as this flawed heroic character. He deserves all the acclaim for bringing this story back to life and surrounding himself with talented ensemble cast and strong direction and wonderfully zany costumes of the 70s era.

This film is at times foul and other times touching and it deserves your attention throughout as it revels in the joys of telling a story deserving to be told and to be relished and enjoyed by anyone searching for an escape from the mundane or cynical stories prevalent in movies of today.


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