Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

  • Release Date: October 11, 2019 (limited)
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Director: Craig Brewer
  • Producer(s): Eddie Murphy, John Davis, John Fox
  • Writer(s): Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Length: 1h 58m


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.


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