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)

GENRES: Drama
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

Adiós Amigo (1976)

Two incompetent Western outlaws engineer several failed crimes, including a botched stagecoach holdup. Fred Williamson, a tough-guy perennial in blaxploitation movies, does a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Fred Williamson
CAST:  Fred Williamson  •  Richard Pryor  •  Thalmus Rasulala  •  Mike Henry

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

Carter’s Army (1970)

The officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • TV movie • War
DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Robert Hooks  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor

Blue Collar (1978) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Ed Begley, Jr.

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
DIRECTION:  Oz Scott
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Cicely Tyson  •  Ángel Ramírez  •  Jimmy Hughes

Car Wash (1976) RT 86% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Apr 1998

This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Darrow Igus  •  Otis Day  •  Richard Brestoff  •  James Spinks

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

Dynamite Chicken (1971) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Mar 2006

“A contemporary probe and commentary of the mores and maladies of our age… With shtick, bits, pieces, girls, some hamburger, a little hair, a lady, some fellas, some religious ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ernest Pintoff
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Ace Trucking Company  •  Patti Deutsch  •  Michael Mislove




Greased Lightning (1977) RT Audience 51%

DVD release: Aug 2006

This film is based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing champion in America.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Beau Bridges  •  Pam Grier  •  Cleavon Little

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

Hit! (1973) RT Audience 40%

DVD release: Apr 1993

A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  Paul Hampton  •  Gwen Welles

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

Lady Sings the Blues (1972) RT 75% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2005

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  James T. Callahan

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

DVD release: Mar 2008

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.  (more)

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

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

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

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979) RT Audience 100%

Richard Pryor delivers monologues on race, sex, family and his favorite target—himself, live at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jeff Margolis
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Jennifer Lee

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