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Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

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Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.

Director:

Robert Townsend

Writers:

Eddie Murphy (stand-up material), Eddie Murphy (opening sketch) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Self
Tatyana Ali ... Singing Child (sketch)
Billie Allen Billie Allen ... Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
Clebert Ford Clebert Ford ... Uncle Lester (sketch)
Geri Gibson Geri Gibson ... Card Player #2 (sketch)
Birdie M. Hale Birdie M. Hale ... Aunt Rose (sketch)
Tiger Haynes Tiger Haynes ... Card Player #3 (sketch)
Leonard Jackson ... Uncle Gus (sketch)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Jody Jones Jody Jones ... Eddie's Cousin (sketch)
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
Gwen McGee ... Eddie's Mother (sketch)
Lex Monson Lex Monson ... Card Player #4 (sketch)
Warren Morris Warren Morris ... Poetry Reader (sketch)
Deon Richmond ... Little Eddie (sketch)
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Storyline

After achieving fame with Saturday Night Live and Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie Murphy released a film version of one of his live stand-up performances. He mainly focuses on the topics of divorce and relations between the sexes, but also goes into some of the problems he's encountered because of fame, including offended listeners and fans who continually greet him with his unprintable catch phrases. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

WARNING! You may be offended if you're black, white, male, female, rich or poor, Bill Cosby, Mr. T or Richard Pryor. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only Eddie Murphy stand-up special, and one of the few stand-up specials in general, to not be released in audio-only form (LP, cassette, or CD). See more »

Goofs

When Murphy does his bit about Johnny Carson's divorce settlement with third wife Joanna Holland, he states that they were married for ten years. It was actually thirteen. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Murphy: [imitating his father who is singing Motown songs but messing up the lyrics] If I have to beg and plead to the symphony...
["If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy"]
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a '18' rating. All cuts were waived in 1988 when the film was granted a '18' certificate for home video. See more »

Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #8.63 (2012) See more »

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(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Written by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
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good stuff
30 April 2003 | by karma90036See all my reviews

Offensive, crude, infantile, empty. Sure, 'Raw' is all these things. It's also laugh-out- loud funny. This is Eddie Murphy at his best, when he still knew how to make people laugh. He takes the stage and commands for the duration of the film. He's so in control and confident it's amazing. I saw it again recently. It aged well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raw See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,077,324, 20 December 1987

Gross USA:

$50,504,655

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,504,655
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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