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Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

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Richard Pryor ... Himself
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richard Pryor ...Here and Now See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,701,609, 30 October 1983

Gross USA:

$16,156,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,156,776
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The French Quarter's historic Saenger Theater provided the setting for three consecutive sold-out 1983 performances by Richard Pryor on 9th, 10th & 11th August, which were highlighted on film by revealing, behind-the-scenes looks at Pryor speaking candidly and humorously about his new, positive lifestyle. See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: Every place I go though, man, everybody I meet, they want to come here, right. They want to come to America. I mean, all the three countries I've been to. I don't want to sound like I've been everywhere, you know. Three. You start talkin' to them and they start talkin' about America. And it makes your dick hard for America. They do. They finish talkin' and you be sayin' "Sh*t, I got to get my ass back there! We got all that sh*t in America?"
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Soundtracks

Just be Good to Me
Written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Performed by The S.O.S. Band
Courtesy of Tabu Records
© 1983 Tabu Records Inc.
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Relaxed in all his glory
15 August 2006 | by fullonrobotchubbySee all my reviews

Richard Pryor was one of the three greatest stand-up comedians of all time (along with George Carlin and Lenny Bruce), and there are three films that collectively show why: Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip, and this comedy-concert film. In Here and Now, Pryor finds one of his best audiences in New Orleans - one patron even gives him a pet crab mid-show - and stumbles upon one of his most relaxed performances sans-"king of comedy" garb. His elderly character Mudbone shows up to discuss rude children, Mexicans, and earthquakes, along with a junkie character later who speaks of jail, invincibility, and tells us, "I did it myself" before depriving us of his company. There are no scenes in a comedy concert, so my favorite bit is the gut-clenching finale about erections, vibrators, herpes, and public toilets. Pryor was a master.


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