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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

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Richard Pryor
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Cast overview:
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:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The record album "Richard Pryor: Here and Now " (1983) was the final official album of actor-comedian by Richard Pryor. It was recorded at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana. See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: I remember when America, when I was little, we never used to be that kind of country, right, we didn't f*ck with nobody. Now, we be f*ckin' with people in El Salvador and sh*t. How we gonna lose? Thirty-five people in El Salvador.
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Connections

Referenced in Explained: Political Correctness (2018) See more »

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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Funny Concert Film
23 October 2010 | by TheExpatriate700See all my reviews

Richard Pryor: Here and Now is a funny snippet of the late period of Pryor's active career, before MS forced his retirement. It features classic Pryor characters such as Mudbone, while also incorporating new routines such as his description of a visit to Africa.

Pryor is as hilarious and uncensored as ever, covering topics including his struggle with substance abuse. The skits range from the comical to the poignant, with one sketch about a heroin addict having a particularly sad denouement.

Some reviewers have complained about the at times disruptive audience, but Pryor's interaction with the audience gives a better sense of his talent. We see his skill at improvisation, particularly in a scene where he receives a glass of water with some surprisingly animate contents.


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