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?
This is the second time Eddie Murphy played a character whose middle name is 'Ray'. He previously played a character named Billy Ray Valentine in Trading Places (1983). See more
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
Is there any angle that you could shoot this, where it looks like he's actually kicking him?
There is no such angle.
References Two Thousand Maniacs!
Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
Written by Jimmy Cox
Performed by Bessie Smith
Courtesy of Legacy
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