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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 <>

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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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References Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983) See more »


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Hilarious Stand Up Comedy!
15 October 2006 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated R for Pervasive Strong Language and Crude and Sexual Humor. Quebec Rating:13+ Canadian Home Video Rating:18A

I saw Eddie Murphy's Raw on BET about a month ago.I must say it is simply hilarious.Eddie Murphy is a very funny comedian and Eddie Murphy's Raw is one of my favorite stand-up comedy routines of all time.Eddie Murphy's Delirious came four years before this.It was very funny but Raw was definitely better! There is an opening skit with an unknown Samuel L Jackson as Eddie Murphy's uncle and it goes on from there.There are plenty of funny topics such as how Bill Cosby called up Eddie Murphy to tell him that he was very vulgar,how Mr.T and Michael Jackson want to kick Eddie Murphy's a**.Eddie Murphy's childhood etc.Raw is a very funny stand up comedy routine and if you find it, watch it!



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