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Dolemite Is My Name

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Craig Brewer

Country: United States
Language: English

Running Time: 118min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Films

Ladies and gentlemen, Eddie Murphy is back! After staying away from the silver screen for far too long, the beloved comedian is making a major comeback thanks to a role that feels tailor-made for him in Dolemite Is My Name.

In Dolemite, Murphy steps into the shoes of Rudy Ray Moore, a struggling comedian who eventually hits it big when he conceives of the wild character of Dolemite — an obscene, kung-fu fighting pimp who is like a physical manifestation of 1970s excess in Los Angeles. Embracing an image that feeds off the outrageous, his alter-ego turns him into a filmmaker, rap pioneer, and bona fide Blaxploitation film icon.

With spectacularly flashy period costumes from Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther) and a supporting cast made up of Craig Robinson, Keegan-Michael Key, Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps and Snoop Dogg, Dolemite Is My Name is a hilarious and exuberant return to form from one of comedy’s all-time greats.

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Director: Craig Brewer
Producer: Eddie Murphy, John Davis, John Fox
Screenwriter: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Executive Producer: Michael Beugg, Charisse M. Hewitt
Production Company: Netflix, Davis Entertainment

Music: Scott Bomar
Cinematographer: Eric Steelberg
Editor: Billy Fox

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Titus Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Wesley Snipes

Craig Brewer

Craig Brewer is a writer and director from Memphis. He has directed the films The Poor & Hungry (00), Hustle & Flow (05), Black Snake Moan (06) and Footloose (11). Dolemite Is My Name is his latest feature.