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12 March 1982 (USA) See more »
Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Richard Pryor ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Cross ... Stoned Hipple (uncredited)
Julie Hampton ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Jesse Jackson ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Layton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Mooney  uncredited
Richard Pryor 

Produced by
Richard Pryor .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Betts 
Cinematography by
Haskell Wexler 
Film Editing by
Sheldon Kahn 
Production Design by
Michael Baugh 
Production Management
Jerry A. Baerwitz .... unit production manager (as Jerry Baerwitz)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Grossman .... second assistant director
Daniel J. Heffner .... second assistant director (as Daniel Jason Heffner)
Lewis Stout .... second assistant director (as L. Lewis Stout)
Don Yorkshire .... first assistant director
Wendy Yorkshire .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Colean .... camera operator
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera
Paul M. Pollard .... camera operator
Alan B. Samuels .... video assist operator
John Toll .... camera operator
Other crew
David Banks .... assistant: Richard Pryor
Alex Daniels .... assistant: Mr Layton
Rhoda Dreskenoff .... assistant: Mr Layton
Lauren Glassman .... assistant: Richard Pryor
Paul Mooney .... creative consultant
Rashon Wilson .... assistant: Richard Pryor

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This concert movie was filmed live at the Hollywood Palladium over two consecutive evenings in 1981. Both performances were sold out within hours of the box office opening.See more »
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References Absence of Malice (1981)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The brilliance of a true comic genius, 21 April 2003
Author: ( from fairview, nj

RICHARD PRYOR : HERE AND NOW (1983) & RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP (1982) – both ***1/2 Pryor, one of America's greatest stand-up comedians, expertly conveys the inner pain and personal demons of his tumultuous life with heartbreakingly funny takes on his drug abuse, sexual relationships, racism, spirituality abroad in Africa, getting drunk, recalling early gigs with Mob run clubs and the occasional improvs (his bit with a hermit crab shows just how quick on his feet his mind is) showcase the true brilliance of an original artist in his element and total at ease and command for the language of 'vulgur' humor that seamlessly blends into the vernacularity of his topics of discussion (say unlike his protégé Eddie Murphy and only recently touched upon with better results by Chris Rock). Lucky to be alive after his near-fatal freebasing burning Pryor even makes dying sound funny. A genius in every sense of the word.

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