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Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself
... Singing Child (sketch)
Billie Allen ... Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
Clebert Ford ... Uncle Lester (sketch)
Geri Gibson ... Card Player #2 (sketch)
Birdie M. Hale ... Aunt Rose (sketch)
Tiger Haynes ... Card Player #3 (sketch)
... Uncle Gus (sketch)
... Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Jody Jones ... Eddie's Cousin (sketch)
Davenia McFadden ... Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
... Eddie's Mother (sketch)
Lex Monson ... Card Player #4 (sketch)
Warren Morris ... Poetry Reader (sketch)
... 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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Catch him in the act. Uncensored Uncut Irresistibly... See more »


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18 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,077,324, 20 December 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,504,655
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Trivia

Surpassed Scarface (1983) for the most uses of the word "fuck" in a feature-length film with 223 uses. While it was eventually surpassed by Goodfellas (1990), it still holds the record for movies released in the 1980s. 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: Richard said, "The next time the motherfucker call, tell him I said, "Suck *my* dick." I don't give a fuck. Whatever the fuck make the people laugh, say that shit. Do the people laugh when you say what you say?" I said, "Yes." He said, "Do you get paid?" I said, "Yes." He said, "Well, tell Bill I said have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up. Jello pudding-eating motherfucker."
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Could You Be Loved
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Terrific Stand Up Comedy
8 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I have grown up to know Eddie Murphy as the funny guy who plays multiple people in one movie, but I also knew that some time ago he was a comedian to which no ground was sacred and who wore some crazy outfits. Luckily I was able to watch one of his classic comedy routines recently, Raw.

The greatest part of Eddie's routine was his impersonations. The voice, mannerisms and stuff the people speak about are all done perfectly. Another great thing is that he tells the humorous truth about things like relationships and how people act and think.

This movie/performance proves that Eddie Murphy is one of the greatest comedians out there. It is definitely one, for all those mature enough, to see. I will be looking out for more old Eddie Murphy stand up DVDs and I hope he goes back to his old ways.


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