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