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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
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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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An audio version was released on a double-LP in 1978 and titled "Wanted: Live in Concert" (aka "Wanted/Richard Pryor - Live In Concert") similar to but not exactly the same as Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979). It ran about eight minutes longer and included recordings from other concerts in the same 1978 tour but none from the Long Beach, CA, venue that was used for this movie. See more »

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Richard Pryor: And it seemed fair to kill my car to me, right, 'cause my wife was gonna leave my ass. And I said "not in this mother fucker you ain't. If you leave, you be driving those Hush Puppies you got on."
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Crazy Credits

Patti LaBelle was an important part of the following program. Time does not permit us to include her in this recording but we gratefully acknowledge her performance. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013) See more »

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Richard Pryor Is The Yoda Of Comedy!
27 January 2002 | by newnoirSee all my reviews

Genius! I remember seeing this years ago and being knocked flat with laughter. It is and remains a classic in the comedy concert film genre. Richard Pryor is the King of Comedy and all he needs is a mike, a stage, and an audience to give one of the great comedy performances ever recorded in the history of celluloid.

But this isn't just stand-up comedy. This is theater. Richard Pryor is a badass one man theater troupe. This flick is ground breaking in the fact that is has influenced so many comics and will continue to do so. His name is Richard Pryor. Hear him roar!


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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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1.85 : 1
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