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12 March 1982 (USA) See more »
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Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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lots of Pryor experience See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (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
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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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82 min
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Australia:R | Singapore:NC16 | South Korea:18 (2017) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #26743)

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Richard Pryor played to capacity crowds of over two thousand people who attended the movie's two concerts which were used for shooting this concert film.See more »
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Richard Pryor:Thank *God* we got penitentiaries! I asked a dude - I said, "Why did you kill everybody in the house?" The guy said, "They was home!"See more »
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lots of Pryor experience, 15 July 2015
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

One of Richard Pryor's concert movies features him talking about a trip to Africa, employment in a Mafia club, and even his freebasing incident ("The burn unit eliminates race. The only color in there is burnt-up muthaf***as!").

After Pryor died, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock noted that he paved the way for all the African-American comedians who came afterwards. It's hard to deny that. His passing left some big shoes to fill, as did George Carlin's death and Robin Williams's suicide. It must've been quite an experience to get to see Pryor in concert. You're sure to love this performance.

Respect indeed!

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