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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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Cast

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Himself
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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)
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Party Guest (sketch)
Barbara Harris ...
Thanksgiving Guest (sketch) (as Barbara Iley)
Tiger Haynes ...
Card Player #3 (sketch)
Leonard Jackson ...
Uncle Gus (sketch)
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Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Jody Jones ...
Eddie's Cousin (sketch)
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Storyline

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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R | See all certifications »

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18 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Raw  »

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$50,504,655 (USA)
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Trivia

Jonathan Kaplan was attached to direct at one point. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Murphy: White people can't dance. I'm not being racist; it's true. Just like when white people say black people have big lips, it's not racist; it's true. Black people have big lips, white people can't dance. Some brothers will be in the club and white people are like, "What are those niggers doing in here?" They watchin' y'all dance. And they're like, "Look at these crazy muthafuckas." Y'all be stepping on people's feet and hitting one another.
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Connections

References The Cosby Show (1984) See more »

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Raw
Written by Eddie Murphy, David Allen Jones & Rod Antoon
Produced by Eddie Murphy & David Allen Jones
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good stuff
30 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Offensive, crude, infantile, empty. Sure, 'Raw' is all these things. It's also laugh-out- loud funny. This is Eddie Murphy at his best, when he still knew how to make people laugh. He takes the stage and commands for the duration of the film. He's so in control and confident it's amazing. I saw it again recently. It aged well.


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