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Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

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Joe Layton

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Richard Pryor
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Richard Pryor ... Himself
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Storyline

One of comedian Richard Pryor's live performances (at the Sunset Strip, obviously) caught on film. Pryor talks about most of his standard subjects, including rascism and the differences between blacks and whites, along with talking about some of his recent film roles. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Live on the Sunset Strip See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,780,693, 14 March 1982

Gross USA:

$36,299,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,299,720
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Dolby

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Color
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Third of four Richard Pryor live performance concert films. The others are Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971), Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979), and Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983). See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: When I was in Africa, this voice came to me and said, "Richard, what do you see?" I said, "I see all types of people." The voice said, "But do you see any niggers?" I said, "No." It said, "Do you know why? 'Cause there aren't any."
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 February 2014 (2014) See more »

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As good as it gets in stand up comedy!
14 March 2003 | by dfc-4See all my reviews

I have no idea what is wrong with the authors of the negative comments about this film, but clearly they have no sense of humor because this is one of the funniest stand up routines ever - period.

Richard Pryor has terrific material, perfect delivery and great comic timing - he is a comic genius. His self deprecating style is simply perfect and extraordinarily funny.

I have seen this show several times on cable and I laugh often and out loud throughout every time. The opening 20 minutes have some of the funniest stuff I have ever heard particularly the bits about his relationships. And his description of Jim Brown trying to save him from crack addiction and the stories of his subsequent hospitilization for burn treatment are hilarious.

Highly recommended.


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