Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R  |   |  Documentary, Comedy  |  18 December 1987 (USA)
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Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.



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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie's Sister (sketch)
Billie Allen ...
Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
James Brown III ...
Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
Eyde Byrde ...
Mrs. Butts (sketch) (as Edye Byrde)
Michelle Davison ...
Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
Clebert Ford ...
Uncle Lester (sketch)
Geri Gibson ...
Card Player #2 (sketch)
Birdie M. Hale ...
Aunt Rose (sketch)
Party Guest (sketch)
Barbara Harris ...
Thanksgiving Guest (sketch) (as Barbara Iley)
Tiger Haynes ...
Card Player #3 (sketch)
Leonard Jackson ...
Uncle Gus (sketch)
Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Jody Jones ...
Eddie's Cousin (sketch)


After achieving fame with Saturday Night Live and Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie Murphy released a film version of one of his live stand-up performances. He mainly focuses on the topics of divorce and relations between the sexes, but also goes into some of the problems he's encountered because of fame, including offended listeners and fans who continually greet him with his unprintable catch phrases. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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WARNING! You may be offended if you're black, white, male, female, rich or poor, Bill Cosby, Mr. T or Richard Pryor. See more »


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Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Raw  »

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$50,504,655 (USA)

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The film was originally rated X by the MPAA. It was re-edited many times so the MPAA would give it an R rating. See more »


Eddie Murphy: [imitating his father who is singing Motown songs but messing up the lyrics] If I have to beg and plead to the symphony...
["If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy"]
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Referenced in In Dangerous Company (1988) See more »


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Eddie Murphy: The Mouth That Roared!
1 December 2000 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

Whether you like Eddie Murphy or not, his performance in "Raw" is quite a show. He's the first to admit to his profane language. But even without the dirty words, he can still entertain, as evidenced by his vocal impressions of Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor. And his song medley at the end is a hilarious finish!

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