Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the ... See full summary »
Richard B. Shull,
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by... See full summary »
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.
Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently ... See full summary »
Sid & Marty Kroft did some pretty strange s**t back in the day but, Richard Pryor hosting a Saturday morning TV show? Of course, in retrospect, Paul Reubens wasn't exactly Mr. Rodgers either. It IS refreshing to see Mr. Pryor work clean AND play various characters including a street-corner, sax-playing Rastafarian. Pryor's Place is one of those good ideas that just didn't have enough time to marinate.
I think Ray Parker Jr. (of Ghostbuster Theme fame) said it best: (Whoa-oh-oh) Let's get on over to Pryor's Place. (Pryor's Place) (Whoa-oh-oh) We're gonna party so, don't be late. (Don't be late) We've got plenty of friends Who live in the street. The craziest people you'll ever meet On Pryor's Place (whoa-oh-OOOH) Pryor's Place!
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