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Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

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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.

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Craig Brewer
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Rudy
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jerry
Mike Epps ... Jimmy
Craig Robinson ... Ben
Tituss Burgess ... Toney
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Lady Reed
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Nick
Snoop Dogg ... Roj
Ron Cephas Jones ... Ricco
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Demond
T.I. ... Walter Crane (as Tip 'TI' Harris)
Luenell ... Aunt
Tasha Smith ... Jimmy's Wife
Wesley Snipes ... D'Urville
Chris Rock ... Bobby Vale
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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.

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Make your own legend.


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Rated R for pervasive language, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Eddie Murphy is a huge fan of Wesley Snipes, and this movie is the first time the two of them worked together. See more »

Goofs

When Dolemite is shown in theaters, it is heavily edited and intentionally interspersed with scenes from The Human Tornado. See more »

Quotes

Rudy Ray Moore: Dolemite is my name, and fuckin' up motherfuckers is my game!
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Connections

References Bowfinger (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Hip Hug-Her
Written by Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones, Donald Dunn and Steve Cropper (as Stephen Cropper)
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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19 December 2019 | by RinoBortone91See all my reviews

Dolemite is my name is a title that you'll enjoy from the beginning to the very end. This movie is like "The Disaster Artist" where we have to watch a movie about a "strange" artist who strangely accomplish what he dreams. Eddie Murphy portrays a magnificent version of Rudy Ray Moore, is one of his best acting performance and we know that Murphy can make everything he wants otherwise he won't be Eddie Murphy. This movie is dirty, funny and interesting on how "Dolemite" was a self-made man, but aknowledges the people that helped him to going through his mad dreams.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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