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Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 26 January 1979 (USA)
Richard Pryor's classic 1979 concert film has him discussing a wide range of topics, including race, the police and his favorite target -- himself.

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Jeff Margolis
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Credited cast:
Richard Pryor ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patti LaBelle ... Self (scenes deleted)
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Richard Pryor's classic 1979 concert film has him discussing a wide range of topics, including race, the police and his favorite target -- himself.

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WARNING: The Picture Contains Harsh and Very Vulgar Language and May Be Considered Shocking and Offensive. No Explicit sex or Violence is Shown.


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First live stand-up concert to be filmed, and taking into account Pryor's language and topics, was considered to be a real risk. According to Wikipedia, the movie was the "first full-length, feature movie consisting of only stand-up comedy, often hailed as one of the seminal and most influential recorded stand-up performances of the modern era". See more »

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Richard Pryor: That was some hell of a psychology right? To make someone go get a switch to beat their own ass with. My grandmother would say 'boy, go get me something to beat your ass with'. And that would be the longest walk in the world, Jack. And you knew you couldn't come back with no little one, either. Cause you come back with a little one, she goin' out there and get the tree and beat your ass with. Right you'd be going in the house and it would be making such a weird sound like
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Crazy Credits

This concert was recorded live at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California See more »

Alternate Versions

Reedited and reissued in August 1979 as "Richard Pryor Is Back Live In Concert," which was sold as an entirely new film. Much of the footage was from the original version, and virtually all of the material was the same, but some of the new footage was from a different performance of the same show. Producers noted that the difference could be determined by noting that in some shots, Pryor wears a wristwatch and in other shots he doesn't, prompting New York Times critic Vincent Canby to remark "If you cannot rest until you see Mr. Pryor wear a wristwatch, don't miss this recycled work. However, it's far cheaper to stay home and remember the first movie fondly." See more »

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The guy is a genius and the funniest man in the world!
14 October 2005 | by fuggly2See all my reviews

Now I can see where Eddie Murphy got his material from. Richard Pryor most been the best stand up performer in the world. He talks about everything sex, drugs , animals and many more.

In my opinion we never gonna see anything like this again because Pryor delivered the funniest and most high class comedy ever. To me hes the greatest and truly a Legend so go out and buy this DVD and enjoy 1 hour and half stand up that has it all.

PS : If you can, watch the over stand up performance :

Here and now and Live at the sunset strip!

Catch this Legend in action while you still can NO one comes close I guarantee you!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1979 (USA) See more »

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Another Pryor See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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