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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 the same topics as in his previous live shows.

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Richard Pryor ... Himself
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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 the same topics as in his previous live shows.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richard Pryor ...Here and Now See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,701,609, 30 October 1983

Gross USA:

$16,156,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,156,776
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In what had become Richard Pryor's stylistic trademark, such topical issues as racism, politics, unemployment, sex and drugs are addressed in the movie with a mixture of wit, warmth, insight and a delivery that colors a remarkable array of characterizations. Arid as Pryor has matured and grown, so had his characters expanded with greater depth and dimension. See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: It's a great gift, being alive... And I'm sober and that I'm not doing drugs, that's a damn good accomplishment... I'm ahead.
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Connections

Referenced in Explained: Political Correctness (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Just be Good to Me
Written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Performed by The S.O.S. Band
Courtesy of Tabu Records
© 1983 Tabu Records Inc.
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Brilliant
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Richard Pryor Here and Now (1983)

**** (out of 4)

In my opinion this is Pryor at his very best as he plays New Orleans to a rather tough crowd who keeps interrupting the show. This is one of the funniest films I've ever seen with only a few jokes that miss their mark. The stuff (again) dealing with Pryor in Africa is terrific as are the jokes about him getting crabs, getting married countless times and the "life as a junkie" is nice as well. When the crowd interrupts the show you'd think this would hurt things but it actually helps since Pryor is so fast on his feet that he manages to bring even more laughs to the show by making fun of them.


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