Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
Make your own legend.
Did You Know?
Lawrence Woolner explains that Dimension International has two "sweet spots": "redneck pictures" and blaxploitation films. In the Dolemite
(1975) sequel The Human Tornado
(1976), Dolemite faces off against rednecks, who are seen briefly in this film in edited footage. See more
During the setup for filming at the Dunbar Hotel, one shot prominently shows a silver Toyota Prius on the street. See more
Rudy Ray Moore
I ain't lying, man, people love me. Hey, if you play this song, I guarantee motherfuckers'll start hopping and squirming. When I used to play this record live, motherfuckers would actually faint. They would faint on the floor.
References Hell Up in Harlem
The Morning After (From The Poseidon Adventure)
Written by Joel Hirschhorn
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