Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

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Release Date: October 4, 2019 (limited)

R | 1h 58m | Comedy, Drama


Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) is a struggling singer and comedian working in a record store in early-1970s Hollywood.

Every type of hustler populates the neighborhood, most with a wicked repertoire of obscene insults. Moore begins picking up their patter, drawn from the rich African-American tradition of "the dozens." Using their inspiration, he creates a stage character, Dolemite the pimp, and records some especially profane routines. He soon rockets from shop clerk to ghetto superstar and before long, he starts making movies.

Director: Craig Brewer
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Eddie Murphy, John Davis, John Fox
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, Wesley Snipes
Writer(s): Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski

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