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)
J.D. Hall ...
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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Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Raw  »

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$50,504,655 (USA)

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Good, but nowhere near Delirious.
28 April 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Eddie Murphy raw is good. Some might even say that it is very good. Unfortunately, the bar was set so unbelievably high with his previous offering (Eddie Murphy Delirous) that it only comes off as mildly dissapointing. If you haven't seen either, you should consider watching Raw first, even though it was chronolgically second in the series. Raw is funny at times, but the pacing was off. Eddie seems tired in his delivery, and the camera work was a bit shoddy. The camera is zoomed in too far for most of the show and plays catch-up with Eddie for the duration of the set. Part of Eddie's genius is how he uses his whole body to convey his comedy, and the camera robs us of this performance by only showing him from his chest and up.

You can also tell that Eddie has grown up a bit from watching this. He is talking more about relationships and life instead of reliving memories from his childhood (which was the really, really funny stuff from Delirious).

I don't want to discourage anyone from watching this, as it is still one of the best stand up routines of all time. I would put it at number 7 or 8 of all time, but only because Delirious takes up the top 6 spots (yes, it is that funny).

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