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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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Craig Brewer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eddie Murphy ... Rudy Ray Moore
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jerry Jones
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Nick
Wesley Snipes ... D'Urville Martin
Craig Robinson ... Ben Taylor
Chris Rock ... Daddy Fatts
Snoop Dogg
Tituss Burgess ... Theodore Toney
Chelsea Gilson ... Carrie Mills
T.I.
Mike Epps ... Jimmy Lynch
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Lady Reed
Jamaal Lewis ... Dolphin Records Man
Luenell ... Aunt
Monique StaTeena ... D'urville's Date
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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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2:1
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Trivia

The first film by Craig Brewer to not be written by him, as well as his first produced by Netflix. See more »

Goofs

The clips of "The Front Page" are shown out of order. 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

Features The Front Page (1974) See more »

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Rocky Bottom
Written by Jason Freeman
Performed by Jason Freeman & Blind Mississippi Morris
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Wonderful work!
22 October 2019 | by mkayo626See all my reviews

I had never heard this story or knew anything about Rudy Ray. This was a very entertaining film history experience.

Murphy shows his much underused acting chops here. He's really quite wonderful and gives a layered performance.

If you haven't seen it...and you probably haven't, get to a theater and check it out.


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