Eddie Murphy: Raw

Eddie Murphy: Raw

Pat Golden
Director: Robert Townsend Cast: Pat Golden
Pat Golden
, Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
, Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Robert Townsend

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Filmed in front of a packed New York City crowd, the concert film Eddie Murphy: Raw presents the comedian (near the height of his popularity) performing his standup material. The energetic and often extremely raunchy set begins with a series of impressions, most involving some celebrity becoming upset at Murphy for unflattering jokes: a squeaky-voiced Michael Jackson threatens to pummel Murphy into the ground; an enraged Mr. T is confused by Murphy's verbal sleight of hand; and even paragon of calm Bill Cosby loses his cool while chastising the comic for his dirty mouth. After some digressions finding humor in racial differences and other matters, Murphy proceeds into the centerpiece of his act, a series of routines about contemporary relationships between men and women, including an extended bit about what life would be like were he to become married -- jokes that some have criticized as heavily misogynist. Finally, Murphy concludes his set with an extended, comedic but sympathetic, reminiscence about his childhood and family life, a tone that matches that of the film's prologue -- a fictional re-creation of Murphy, in his childhood, entertaining a family gathering with what turns out to be an inappropriately off-color joke.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0032429273499
Original Release: 1987
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 16,690

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pat Golden Actor
Eddie Murphy Himself
Samuel L. Jackson Actor
Tatyana Ali Singing Child

Technical Credits
Robert Townsend Director,Screenwriter
Jeffrey Chernov Co-producer
Lisa Day Editor
Ernest R. Dickerson Cinematographer
Pat Golden Casting
Frank Graziadei Sound/Sound Designer
Eddie Murphy Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Wynn P. Thomas Production Designer
Richard Tienken Executive Producer
Robert D. Wachs Producer
Keenen Ivory Wayans Producer,Screenwriter

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