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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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
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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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D'Urville: Is there any angle that you could shoot this, where it looks like he's actually kicking him?
Nick: There is no such angle.
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Connections

References Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) See more »

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Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
Written by Jimmy Cox
Performed by Bessie Smith
Courtesy of Legacy
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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THE SMOOTHEST RATED-R
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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