Search results for "Richard Pryor"

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) RT 55% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2002

In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Pryor
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Debbie Allen  •  Art Evans  •  Fay Hauser

Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983)

Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Richard Pryor
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Paul Mooney

Another You (1991) RT 11% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Nov 2002

George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Maurice Phillips
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Gene Wilder  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Stephen Lang

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$@!! (2003)

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? (1998) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Feb 1998

For fans of comedy, Sam Kinison needs no introduction. His scathing comedy tackled tough topics no other comedian dared to touch. Fed up and disenfranchised with his career as ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION:  Larry Carroll
CAST:  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Larry King  •  Bill Kinison

Lost Highway (1997) RT 60% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Director David Lynch gives us a psycho thriller beyond definition that has audiences tangled in the provocations of nightmares, violence, sex sequences, reality, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Bill Pullman  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Roselius  •  Louis Eppolito

Harlem Nights (1989) RT 21% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2002

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eddie Murphy
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Richard Pryor  •  Redd Foxx  •  Danny Aiello

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) RT 18% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2001

A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Gene Wilder  •  Joan Severance  •  Kevin Spacey

Moving (1988) RT 71% / Audience 100%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Alan Metter
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Beverly Todd  •  Raphael Harris  •  Stacey Dash

Critical Condition (1987) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Rubén Blades  •  Maria Cardinale

Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin (1971)

Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' is the first stand-up act of Richard Pryor to be filmed out of the four that were released in total. This film was filmed in 1971 but not ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Blum
CAST:  Richard Pryor

Superman III (1983) RT 26% / Audience 23%

DVD release: May 2001

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Richard Pryor  •  Jackie Cooper  •  Marc McClure

The Toy (1982) RT 11% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Nov 2001

On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Ned Beatty  •  Scott Schwartz

Some Kind of Hero (1982) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Jun 2008

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Margot Kidder  •  Ronny Cox  •  Ray Sharkey

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

The third and most successful of four stand-up act movies release by Richard Pryor on film. The stand-up act includes Pryor's frank discussion about his freebasing addiction, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joe Layton
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Gene Cross  •  Julie Hampton  •  Jesse Jackson

Bustin' Loose (1981) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Oct 1999

After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Cicely Tyson  •  Ángel Ramírez  •  Jimmy Hughes

Stir Crazy (1980) RT 67% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2001

New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Richard Pryor  •  Georg Stanford Brown  •  JoBeth Williams

In God We Tru$t (1980)

A naive monk, named Brother Ambrose (Marty Feldman), is sent by the abbot on a mission to raise $5,000 in order to save their monastery from closing. He goes to Hollywood ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Marty Feldman
CAST:  Marty Feldman  •  Peter Boyle  •  Louise Lasser  •  Richard Pryor