7.7/10
17,468
54 user 19 critic

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.

Director:

Robert Townsend

Writers:

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

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Eddie Murphy: Delirious (TV Special 1983)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape.

Director: Bruce Gowers
Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Director: Joe Layton
Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (TV Special 1999)
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In his third HBO stand-up special, Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 stand-up comedy presentation. Also released as an album, ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Truesdell
Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Richard Pryor
Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

Director: Jeff Margolis
Stars: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Huey P. Newton
Chris Rock: Never Scared (TV Special 2004)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gut-busting set in his fourth HBO stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: Chris Rock, Dionicio Chambers, Doug E. Fresh
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (TV Special 1996)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

Director: Keith Truesdell
Stars: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Monteria Ivey
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour visits London, New York and Johannesburg. Various parts of this tour are edited together to create his fifth HBO stand-up special.

Director: Marty Callner
Stars: Chris Rock
An Evening with Robin Williams (TV Special 1983)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Robin Williams performs his act in San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Although he does do some of his more well known routines, much of the footage is devoted to Williams' frenetic, completely off the wall improvisation.

Director: Don Mischer
Stars: Robin Williams
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Chappelle cuts loose in what he does best, Chappelle-style! And for what it's worth, no one is safe from Dave!

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Greer Barnes
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

Director: Michael Blum
Stars: Richard Pryor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Himself
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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Catch him in the act. Uncensored Uncut Irresistibly... See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raw See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,077,324, 20 December 1987

Gross USA:

$50,504,655

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,504,655
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

[Bill Cosby has called Eddie to complain about bad language in Eddie's act]
Eddie Murphy: Now I can't have no 'curse' show, I mean I gotta throw in a few jokes in between the curses, I can't come out and go "Hello! Filth flar'n filth, motherfucker, dick, pussy, snot, and shit. Good night! Suck my dick!"
See more »

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

Spoofs Bill Cosby: Himself (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Raw
Written by Eddie Murphy, David Allen Jones & Rod Antoon
Produced by Eddie Murphy & David Allen Jones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
If you have a heart condition, watching this may kill you
22 April 2010 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

I'm not kidding, my stomach is sore from all the laughing. After a brief sketch that serves as a lead-in and to some extent, a setup, this is 77 minutes of pure and gradually increasing hilarity(and there is actually insight to a ton of what he says). This and Hot Fuzz(which had the greater effect on me, but you really can't compare these) are the only two things where I've ever felt like I might croak, that my (23-year old and trim as of writing this, mind you) body might be overwhelmed from my enjoying the crap out of what I was seeing and hearing. I love Murphy when he is allowed to do what he does best, and not asked to do it in an irritating manner. The man has a machine-gun for a mouth(in the sense that it can fire off absolutely lethal verbal projectiles at such a speed that counting them soon becomes an exercise in pointless behaviour) and he can behave arrogantly as well as self-deprecating(if the scales aren't necessarily equal). His impersonations are excellent, and Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor(R.I.P.), Michael Jackson(R.I.P.), Africans, Jamaicans, Italians, etc. must have been embarrassed, if they don't have(or had in those 2 cases) a sense of humor about themselves. This is a performance by Eddie, and like other stand-uppers, he ties it together and repeats certain punchlines. The whole thing keeps to an astounding pace(with very few exceptions), and flies by. This is filmed and edited with skill, evident especially in the fact that you don't notice it; it doesn't draw attention to itself, and off the man. There are stereotypes in this, and it is in general quite controversial. The main focus is on relationships, women and sex, though he does talk about gay people, us whites and our inability to dance, and there is a brief bit of bodily function jokes. There is a constant stream of strong language in this. I recommend this to any fan of the comic the way I would a hot meal to someone hungry. 8/10


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 54 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed