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Eddie Murphy Raw

  • Comedy
  • Documentary and factual
  • 1987
  • Robert Townsend
  • 86 mins
  • 18

Summary

Concert film capturing the star's stand-up comedy show live on stage in New York in 1987. Murphy examines the topics of celebrity, race, sex and family in his trademark foul-mouthed and outrageous fashion.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
Singing childTatyana Ali
Eddie's auntBillie Allen
Uncle LesterClebert Ford
Second card playerGeri Gibson
Aunt RoseBirdie M Hale
Third card playerTiger Haynes
Uncle GusLeonard Jackson
Eddie's uncleSamuel L Jackson

Crew

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DirectorRobert Townsend

Details

Released on
1987-11-25
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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