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Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Martin
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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Rated R for pervasive language, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

This is Eddie Murphy's first R-rated film since Life (1999). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

D'Urville: I don't know how I got myself into this, but they say sometimes you got to go through hell to get to heaven.
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Connections

References Black Caesar (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

The Morning After
(from The Poseidon Adventure (1972))
Written by Joel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha
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Solid 10
26 October 2019 | by acan-65510See all my reviews

Best Netflix original ever made. The entire cast was just perfect to say the least. Eddie Murphy nailed this in every way. Thank you for doing this movie.


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