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  (in credits order)

Eddie Murphy ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sheree Ali ... Gumby's Wife (archive footage) (uncredited)

Margaret Briggs Brooks ... Gold Digger (uncredited)

Billy Crystal ... Lew Goldman (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Downey ... Newspaper Vendor (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robin Duke ... Herself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mary Gross ... Herself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Christopher Guest ... Mort Schmegman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rich Hall ... Waiter (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tim Kazurinsky ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Charlie Murphy ... Friend (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joe Piscopo ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tony Rosato ... Secretary (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lisa Ruffin ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Short ... Irving Cohen (archive footage) (uncredited)

Clint Smith ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Stevie Wonder ... Stevie Wonder Impersonator (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Breckman (segment "White Like Me")
Dave Wilson (archive footage)
Claude Kerven (segment "Buckwheat assasination") (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eddie Murphy  uncredited
Michael O'Donoghue  uncredited

Produced by
Ken Aymong .... supervising producer
Dick Ebersol .... executive producer
Stacey Foster .... coordinating producer
Michael Shoemaker .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Allen Jones 
Film Editing by
Ed Hinch (video tape)
Adrien McKechnie (avid editor)
Production Management
Gary Considine .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Caminiti .... associate director (as Bob Caminiti)
Sound Department
Chris Seeger .... post-production audio
Jay Vicari .... post-production audio
Editorial Department
Nicholas S. Mallardi .... editor: avid
Other crew
Laurie Berdan .... research coordinator
Sharon Haskell .... title sequence
Tom Mezzio .... research coordinator
Lyle Schweitzer .... research coordinator
Scott Weinstein .... research coordinator


Additional Details

USA:77 min
Color (Technicolor)

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not very good, 20 February 2005
Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK

I'm a fan of Eddie Murphy's work on both "SNL" and in movies (up until the late '80s, anyway). I expected a lot from this "best of" collection but it's simply not very good. There are a few good gags - the "white man disguise," James Brown's hottub, The Little Rascals bit - but overall it has more misses than hits. I'm not sure why they thought putting the Gumby skit in here was a good idea.

I guess the biggest problem is that they were looking for "Eddie Murphy skits" whereas some of his better ones were those in which he interacted with others and shared the screen. Most of the ones included here are focused just on him, and to be honest a vast majority of them simply aren't very good.

Instead, I recommend "The Best of Will Ferrell," which is to date the best "best of" I've seen.

"Best of Eddie Murphy" needs a bit of work done.

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