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.
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Did You Know?
When Jerry Jones
and Rudy Ray Moore
are starting to write the script for Dolemite
(1975), Moore starts running down a laundry list of what he wants to put in the film (from kung-fu fights to an exorcism). When Jones gets exasperated and questions the exorcism scene, Moore realizes that he has gone "too far" with his ideas, and suggests "putting the devil in another movie." This is an inside reference to the future Moore film Petey Wheatstraw
(1977). See more
Rudy Ray Moore
Nigga, you got a whole lot of nerve ordering an extra side of greens at a time like this. Pay for these fucking greens yourself. In fact, you're gonna all start paying for your own shit, 'cause I ain't no fucking endless faucet of fucking money.
References Two Thousand Maniacs!
Button Up Your Overcoat
from the film The Front Page (1974)
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva
(as B.G. DeSylva), Lew Brown
and Ray Henderson
Performed by Susan Sarandon
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