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Release Date:
18 December 1987 (USA) See more »
WARNING! You may be offended if you're black, white, male, female, rich or poor, Bill Cosby, Mr. T or Richard Pryor. See more »
Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tell Bill I said have a Coke and a smile and shut the @#$* up! See more (52 total) »


  (in credits order)

Eddie Murphy ... Himself

Tatyana Ali ... 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)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Jody Jones ... Eddie's Cousin (sketch)
Davenia McFadden ... Eddie's Aunt (sketch)

Gwen McGee ... Eddie's Mother (sketch)
Lex Monson ... Card Player #4 (sketch)
Warren Morris ... Poetry Reader (sketch)

Deon Richmond ... Little Eddie (sketch)

Basil Wallace ... Eddie's Father (sketch)

Damien Dante Wayans ... Child Running in House (sketch) (as Damien Wayans)
Ellis Williams ... Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Carol Woods ... Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
James Brown III ... Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
Michelle Davison ... Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
J.D. Hall ... Party Guest (sketch)
Barbara Harris ... Thanksgiving Guest (sketch) (as Barbara Iley)

John Lafayette ... Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eyde Byrde ... Mrs. Butts (sketch) (as Edye Byrde)

Kim Wayans ... Interviewed Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Townsend 
Writing credits
Eddie Murphy (stand-up material)

Eddie Murphy (opening sketch) &
Keenen Ivory Wayans (opening sketch)

Produced by
Jeffrey Chernov .... co-producer
Eddie Murphy .... executive producer
Richard Tienken .... executive producer
Robert D. Wachs .... producer
Keenen Ivory Wayans .... producer
Cinematography by
Ernest R. Dickerson 
Film Editing by
Lisa Day 
Casting by
Pat Golden 
Production Design by
Wynn Thomas 
Set Decoration by
Jim Fredericks  (as James T. Fredericks)
Makeup Department
Judi Goodman .... hair stylist
Marilyn Peoples .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jeffrey Chernov .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michea Caye .... second assistant director
Dwight Williams .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joan Finley .... set dresser (as Joan Finlay-Alessi)
Barbara A. Kastner .... set dresser
James Mazzola .... property master
Jeff Mazzola .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer: effects
Jon Christodoulou .... sound assistant
Jon Christodoulou .... sound
Julia Evershade .... sound editor
Bill Fertig .... concert sound
Ed Gleason .... sync
Frank Graziadei .... sound mixer
David Hewitt .... remote recording: 24 track
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
Jay Kamen .... supervising sound editor
Steve Pederson .... re-recording mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator (as Louis Sabet)
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Banks .... chief lighting technician
Jeff Boldenwick .... concert lighting
John Cambria .... second assistant camera
Richard J. Cartwright .... still photographer
Joseph F. Coffey .... camera operator
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera
Craig DiBona .... camera operator
Liz Dubelman .... second assistant camera
Robert Fiore .... camera operator
Paul Gaffney .... second assistant camera
Craig Haagensen .... first assistant camera
Marc Hirschfeld .... first assistant camera (as Marc D. Hirshfeld)
Victor Huey .... first company grip (as Victor W. Huey)
Stan Keitt .... second assistant camera
Christophe Lanzenberg .... first assistant camera
Don Lenzer .... camera operator
Ed Marritz .... camera operator (as Edward Marritz)
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator
Algernon Ramirez .... first assistant camera
Joe Ritter .... first assistant camera
Debbie Sarjeant .... first assistant camera
Bruce W. Talamon .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jody Berke .... wardrobe assistant
Darlene Jackson .... wardrobe: Eddie Murphy
Andrea Ross .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Norman B. Malin .... apprentice editor
Beverly Pinnas .... apprentice editor
Richard Ritchie .... color timer
Eric Strand .... assistant editor
Location Management
Douglas J. Kenny .... location manager
Music Department
Curt Sobel .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jim Buckman .... transportation captain (as James S. Buckman)
Other crew
Fetteroff Colen .... personal assistant: Eddie Murphy
Dan Curry .... title design
Kurt Davis .... production assistant
Jane Nerlinger Evans .... production office coordinator
Marilyn Gill .... production assistant
Peter Lombardi .... production auditor
Patricia Matthews .... assistant: Robert D. Wachs/Eddie Murphy Productions
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Sandy McLeod .... script supervisor
Uncle Ray Murphy .... security coordinator
Karen Penhale .... production office coordinator: Los Angeles
Susan Towner .... assistant accountant
Kim Wayans .... assistant: Mr Townsend/Mr Wayans

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Raw" - USA (short title)
"Raw: The Concert Movie" - USA (poster title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:18A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:16 (original rating) (1988) | Norway:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:R (No. 28464) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

The only film to receive a 16 rating in Iceland due entirely to language.See more »
Eddie Murphy:[Talking about a fight that happened at a club he was at] And at the end, everybody sued me. Claiming I whipped they ass. I'm 5ft 10in, I weigh 180lbs. I cannot whip a disco's ass by myself.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The A-Team" (1983)See more »
It's My HouseSee more »


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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Tell Bill I said have a Coke and a smile and shut the @#$* up!, 31 May 2000
Author: Dan Grant ( from Toronto, Ontario

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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