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?
While the film tells the story of the making of Dolemite
, the car chase, the Cadillac exploding, and the sex scene are from the sequel, The Human Tornado
. The scenes are intentionally included as a nod to Moore's later film. See more
[after sitting through The Front Page, Rudy gets an idea
Rudy Ray Moore
Well... I was thinkin'... this movie is playin' all across the country... and it's got no titties, no funny, and no Kung Fu. I was looking at that light. From the projector. It shoots across a theater and hits an 80-foot tall screen and then POW! Magic! You know how many mule miles I drove cross the country to get my name in people's mouths? But if I could get up in that light... if I could be in a movie of my own... I could be everywhere...
References Brother of the Wind
Ballad of a Boy and Girl
Written by Rudy Ray Moore
Performed by Eddie Murphy
and Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Produced by James Fauntleroy
, 1500 or Nothin' and The Math Club See more