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Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | January 1979 (USA)
The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

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Jeff Margolis

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Richard Pryor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Pryor ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patti LaBelle ... Herself (scenes deleted)
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The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Pryor See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,800,000
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This concert film was filmed in Long Beach, California during December 1978. See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: I like makin' love myself, and I can make love for about three minutes. I do about three minutes of serious fuckin', then I need eight hours sleep! And a bowl of Wheaties!
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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 »

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The greatest comedian of all time
10 April 2007 | by sondisbptSee all my reviews

I am 34 year old and i was 6 years old when this concert was filmed in 1979,i saw it as a little boy and countless times until this day,i am so lucky to have been born in Richards Generation to have had the opportunity to witness this man come on stage with all of his imperfections and personal problems and share it with me and the rest of the world in a way where it makes us laugh.

Thinking about the loss of Richard Pryor makes me want to cry because i feel like he was someone i knew personally,thats the effect Richard Pryor had on everyone that watched him pro-form on stage,he broke the color line,even thought he is clearly a African American man,Richard Pryor made people of other races so comfortable listening to jokes revolving around race and social status.

I know there are other comedians that are great in their own right but the truth be told,Richard Pryor is and will always be regarded as the Best comedian that ever lived and this concert is the performance that proves that very fact.

RIP Richard,thank you for the laughs and joy and now the sadness you brought us all,we will never ever forget you....


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