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Richard Pryor... Here and Now -- Pryor at his prime! A rare glimpse of a high-voltage comedian in a unique, piercing and incredibly funny performance.

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28 October 1983 (USA) See more »
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Richard Pryor ... Himself
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Paul Mooney ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Pryor 
 
Writing credits
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Paul Mooney  uncredited
Richard Pryor  writer

Produced by
Jim Brown .... executive producer
Andy Friendly .... producer
Bob Parkinson .... producer
Jeff Scheftel .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Joe Epperson 
Tom Green 
Dave Landry 
Kenneth Patterson  (as Kenneth A. Patterson)
John Simmons  (as Johnny Simmons)
Vince Singletary 
 
Film Editing by
Raymond M. Bush 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard F. Basley .... associate director
Bernard F. Basley .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Doug Nelson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rene Crusto .... electrician
Tom Tcimpidis .... video controller
Tom Tcimpidis .... video tape operator
 
Other crew
Terri McCoy .... production associate
 

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83 min | 95 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Richard Pryor's joke about the bartender telling him "We have no more fucking liquor!" was originally told on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) minus the F-word.See more »
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Just be Good to MeSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The one and only Richard Pryor, 21 April 2003
Author: george.schmidt (gpschmidt67@gmail.com) 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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