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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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Craig Brewer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Rudy
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jerry
Mike Epps ... Jimmy
Craig Robinson ... Ben
Tituss Burgess ... Toney
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Lady Reed
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Nick
Snoop Dogg ... Roj
Ron Cephas Jones ... Ricco
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Demond
T.I. ... Walter Crane (as Tip 'TI' Harris)
Luenell ... Aunt
Tasha Smith ... Jimmy's Wife
Wesley Snipes ... D'Urville Martin
Chris Rock ... Bobby Vale
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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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Make your own legend.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Rudy first shows his movie in Indianapolis. Mike Epps was born and raised in Indianapolis, and got his high school diploma from Arsenal tech high school in 2016. He was also an ambassador for Super Bowl XLVI when Indianapolis hosted it. See more »

Goofs

While the film tells the story of the making of Dolemite, the car chase, the Cadillac exploding, and the sex scene are from the sequel, The Human Tornado. The scenes are intentionally included as a nod to Moore's later film. See more »

Quotes

Rudy Ray Moore: This microphone smells like ass!
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Connections

References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Signifying Monkey
Original Comedy by Rudy Ray Moore
Music by Craig Robinson
Performed by Eddie Murphy
Produced by James Fauntleroy, 1500 or Nothin' and The Math Club
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Eddie Murphy's finest performance
26 October 2019 | by Alexander_BlanchettSee all my reviews

A very entertaining and well acted biopic about a common man who found his luck and became the inspiration for many artists in future generations. One of those artists is Eddie Murphy who now brings Rudy Ray Moore on screen, a man who even influenced Rap and the way it developed. Murphy is fantastic and easily gives the best performance of his career. He really nailed the role and was able to completely vanish into that character. A very award worthy turn and great comeback for him. Another comeback story is Wesley Snipes who is absolutely hilarious and self ironic. Never thought he had that in him and that gives me the feeling his comedic and also dramatic talent was wasted all those years before. Another noteworthy and beautiful turn was done by Da'Vine Joy Randolph. The film itself had a very realistic and colorful look with nice production design and great costume work. The screenplay was very good as was the direction of Craig Brewer. It perfectly mixes comedic elements with dramatic moments and in its result is a very respectful and faithful biopic. Definitely worth to see and another winner feature for Netflix. Watch out for Eddie Murphy in this Oscar race. At least a Golden Globe nomination should be a given.


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