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Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002)

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After undergoing a number of personal crises, a stand-up comic returns to the stage for a one-man show featuring stinging social commentary and very personal reflections about his life.





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Complete credited cast:
Entertainment Insider Anchor #1
Fine Print Anchor #1
Art Cohan ...
Fine Print Anchor #2
Gossip Columnist #1
Showbiz News Anchor
Christopher Halsted ...
Gossip Columnist #2
Entertainment Insider Anchor #2
Kris Carraway-Bowman ...
Hospital Spokesperson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Carter ...
TV Newscaster


The controversial bad-boy of comedy delivers a piercing look at his life, lifting the metaphorical smokescreen that he feels has clouded the public view, commenting on everything from the dangers of smoking to the trials of relationships, and unleashing a nonstop litany of raucous anecdotes, stinging social commentary and very personal reflections about life. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong crude sexual dialogue and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martin Lawrence  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,374,049 (USA) (2 August 2002)


$19,184,015 (USA) (25 October 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Truly Awful
4 October 2008 | by (Dublin, Ireland.) – See all my reviews

I saw this late at night on a minor channel and I put it on expecting a laugh or two. Martin Lawrence is a good comic actor and I reckoned he might be a good stand-up comedian/actor in the style of Richard Pryor.

I couldn't have been more wrong. This concert was awful. It was full of racist comments directed at white people, Muslims and people from India (Muslims and Indians are the same thing in Lawrence's narrow mind) and rambling, clichéd cod-philosophy (Lawrence, like many black comics and directors, can't resist the urge to preach when given a platform. Do we really need a lecture on Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights struggle during a stand-up comedy show?). Then there were his fawning comments designed to ingratiate him with women, it made my skin crawl listening to him.

Worst of all, the show simply wasn't funny and I found it boring. I turned over halfway through and flipped back to find him either still preaching or going on and on and on about the birth of his child (there was no humour in the story of the birth of his child and it was self-indulgent on his part to bore us with the details. He clearly didn't have very much to say or he would have cut this section of the show out).

This show was rubbish: Runteldat!

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