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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Craig Brewer
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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Eddie Murphy ... Rudy
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jerry
Mike Epps ... Jimmy
Craig Robinson ... Ben
Tituss Burgess ... Toney
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Lady Reed
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Nick
Snoop Dogg ... Roj
Ron Cephas Jones ... Ricco
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Demond
T.I. ... Walter Crane (as Tip 'TI' Harris)
Luenell ... Aunt
Tasha Smith ... Jimmy's Wife
Wesley Snipes ... D'Urville
Chris Rock ... Bobby Vale
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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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Make your own legend.


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Rated R for pervasive language, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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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 »

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The clips of The Front Page are shown out of order. See more »

Quotes

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.
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References Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) See more »

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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
Courtesy of Universal Studios
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19 December 2019 | by RinoBortone91See all my reviews

Dolemite is my name is a title that you'll enjoy from the beginning to the very end. This movie is like "The Disaster Artist" where we have to watch a movie about a "strange" artist who strangely accomplish what he dreams. Eddie Murphy portrays a magnificent version of Rudy Ray Moore, is one of his best acting performance and we know that Murphy can make everything he wants otherwise he won't be Eddie Murphy. This movie is dirty, funny and interesting on how "Dolemite" was a self-made man, but aknowledges the people that helped him to going through his mad dreams.


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English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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2.00 : 1
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