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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$36,299,720
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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

The record album "Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip" (1982) won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1982. See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: So Black people - we the first people who had thought, right? We was the first ones to say, "Where the fuck am I, and how do you get to Detroit?"
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Richard Pryor: With a Laugh and a Tear
4 July 2005 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

"Richard Pryor Live On the Sunset Strip" showcases comedy legend Richard Pryor in his element, doing stand-up comedy. In his routine, he touches on all subjects, ranging from women to his trip to Africa, and even his scandalous past: the brothel run by his grandmother, his cocaine addiction, and the infamous incident in which he lit himself on fire. There are many laughs to be had in Pryor's delivery, and a few bittersweet moments as well, like Pryor's reminiscences about recovery and kicking his addiction. Even he can look back and have fun with his past. His comedic performance on the Sunset strip will be a wonderful document to remember him by in the future.


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