Eddie Murphy Raw

Eddie Murphy Raw

Robert Townsend (1987)

18 Certificate


Our Score
This poorly shot concert film of Eddie Murphy's one-man show was put together at the height of the Hollywood actor's fame. He may have been a phenomenon as a movie star, but his stand-up routine leaves much to be desired - a foul-mouthed concoction trading on racial and sexual stereotypes that effortlessly offends majority tastes. Murphy's frenetic energy and virtual nonstop delivery is impressive, though, and his comic imitation of Bill Cosby is inspired. Directed by Hollywood Shuffle's Robert Townsend, this is for die-hard Murphy fans only. Watch out for an uproarious fictional prologue set in a 1960s Murphy household.


The Hollywood funnyman returns to his roots with this stand-up performance recorded at New York's Felt Forum. Topics discussed include female sexual revenge and Eddie's fantasy marriages. With early appearances by Samuel L Jackson and Tatyana Ali.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy
Singing child Tatyana Ali
Eddie's aunt Billie Allen
Uncle Lester Clebert Ford
Second card player Geri Gibson
Aunt Rose Birdie M Hale
Third card player Tiger Haynes
Uncle Gus Leonard Jackson
Eddie's uncle Samuel L Jackson
Director Robert Townsend
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains swearing.Available on: video and DVD