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Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.

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Robert Townsend

Writers:

Eddie Murphy (stand-up material), Eddie Murphy (opening sketch) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Himself
Tatyana Ali ... Singing Child (sketch)
Billie Allen Billie Allen ... Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
Clebert Ford Clebert Ford ... Uncle Lester (sketch)
Geri Gibson Geri Gibson ... Card Player #2 (sketch)
Birdie M. Hale Birdie M. Hale ... Aunt Rose (sketch)
Tiger Haynes Tiger Haynes ... Card Player #3 (sketch)
Leonard Jackson ... Uncle Gus (sketch)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Jody Jones Jody Jones ... Eddie's Cousin (sketch)
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
Gwen McGee ... Eddie's Mother (sketch)
Lex Monson Lex Monson ... Card Player #4 (sketch)
Warren Morris Warren Morris ... Poetry Reader (sketch)
Deon Richmond ... Little Eddie (sketch)
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Storyline

After achieving fame with Saturday Night Live and Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie Murphy released a film version of one of his live stand-up performances. He mainly focuses on the topics of divorce and relations between the sexes, but also goes into some of the problems he's encountered because of fame, including offended listeners and fans who continually greet him with his unprintable catch phrases. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Catch him in the act. Uncensored Uncut Irresistibly... See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raw See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,077,324, 20 December 1987

Gross USA:

$50,504,655

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,504,655
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The most successful stand-up concert film until The Original Kings of Comedy (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Murphy does his bit about Johnny Carson's divorce settlement with third wife Joanna Holland, he states that they were married for ten years. It was actually thirteen. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Murphy: Hey, don't mind the cameras, everyone. They're filming a movie up in here. And
[shouts]
Eddie Murphy: y'all gonna be in it! Only *I'm* the only one gonna get paid, the motherfucker.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a '18' rating. All cuts were waived in 1988 when the film was granted a '18' certificate for home video. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Shuffle (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
Written by Gwen Guthrie
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Eddie Murphy: The Mouth That Roared!
1 December 2000 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

Whether you like Eddie Murphy or not, his performance in "Raw" is quite a show. He's the first to admit to his profane language. But even without the dirty words, he can still entertain, as evidenced by his vocal impressions of Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor. And his song medley at the end is a hilarious finish!


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