Chronicled is the life of Redd Foxx (aka John Sanford). Talked about is the actor's hard life, climb and fall of fame and fortune, working on Sanford & Son, and more. Also talked about is his tragic death in 1991, where he was having a real heart attack and everyone thought he was just playing. Also talked about was a Sanford & Son-like movie with Eddie Murphy playing Sanford. Now that could work! But instead they called it "The Redd Foxx Show", Redd was on it before his death.