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Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself
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Singing Child (sketch)
Billie Allen ...
Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
Clebert Ford ...
Uncle Lester (sketch)
Geri Gibson ...
Card Player #2 (sketch)
Birdie M. Hale ...
Aunt Rose (sketch)
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)
Davenia McFadden ...
Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
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Eddie's Mother (sketch)
Lex Monson ...
Card Player #4 (sketch)
Warren Morris ...
Poetry Reader (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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18 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,077,324 (USA) (20 December 1987)

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$50,504,655 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only film to receive a 16 rating in Iceland due entirely to language. See more »

Goofs

When Murphy does his bit about Johnny Carson's divorce settlement with third wife Joanna Holland, he states that they were married for ten years. It was actually thirteen. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Murphy: I'm sadistic. I go to the supermarkets to watch mothers lose it and beat the shit out of their kids.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Shuffle (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Written by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
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Tell Bill I said have a Coke and a smile and shut the @#$* up!
31 May 2000 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is not quite as funny as Delirious, but nothing could be. However, it is still is one of the funniest stand-ups around. The first half an hour is on par with his previous stand-up. The first half an hour he does impressions of some of the same people he did impressions of in DELIRIOUS. This includes Michael Jackson and Mr. T again. He also does impressions of what I can only surmise has to be a real life phone call from Bill Cosby. This is one of the funniest parts of the show as his voice and idiosyncrisies of Bill are right on. His ensuing conversation with Richard Pryor is also quite funny.

There is also some great bits in here about women, dating, and marriage. And while many people have claimed that Eddie is nothing but a misogynist with his rantings now, it has to be said that there has to be some truth to what he is ranting about.

The show does lack a little near the end but that is okay because the rest of the show is one hilarious skit after the other. He even takes on his parents again and does quite a good job.

Raw is not quite as funny as Delirious but it is a great follow up to his first one.

7 out of 10


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