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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

Rudy first shows his movie in Indianapolis. Mike Epps was born and raised in Indianapolis, and got his high school diploma from Arsenal Tech High School in 2016. He was also an ambassador for Super Bowl XLVI when Indianapolis hosted it. See more »

Goofs

A Visa logo visible in a store front window. In the 1970s, it was the BankAmeriCard. See more »

Quotes

Lady Reed: [to Rudy Ray] I'm so grateful for what you did for me, cause I'd never seen nobody that looks like me up there on that big screen.
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Connections

References Zardoz (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Hip Hug-Her
Written by Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones, Donald Dunn and Steve Cropper (as Stephen Cropper)
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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