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Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

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Joe Layton

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Richard Pryor
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Richard Pryor ... Himself
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One of comedian Richard Pryor's live performances (at the Sunset Strip, obviously) caught on film. Pryor talks about most of his standard subjects, including rascism and the differences between blacks and whites, along with talking about some of his recent film roles. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1982 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,780,693, 14 March 1982

Gross USA:

$36,299,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,299,720
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Dolby

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Color
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Not all the filming took place on the stages of the Hollywood Palladium. Director Joe Layton explained: "We took our cameras up and down the Sunset Strip to pick up the reactions from the crowds waiting to see Richard in concert. Richard has a following of loyal fans. They gave us some sensational comments, giving us a kind of prologue for the film. It serves to introduce the movie-going audience to the wonderful kind of madness only Richard Pryor can deliver". See more »

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Richard Pryor: Thank *God* we got penitentiaries! I asked a dude - I said, "Why did you kill everybody in the house?" The guy said, "They was home!"
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More laughs aplenty with Richard at sunset
4 December 2014 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

In his second most successful concert movie, again we brace ourselves for what magical dynamic stuff that will spout out of the mouth of an undying and legendary comic, who was pure genius. He cuts the surface of truth with his jokes, which makes so funny. The height of laughs for me, was when he was talking about the mafia. We've guaranteed ongoing laughs here, with new original material, where if your anti swearing, again take a rain check. Again 78 minutes passes by easy in another engrossing night of comedy, where our priceless Pryor tells those lengthy stories where that and vulgarity blend so well, where truths are told in funny and inventive scenarios, wonderfully written, where laughter just has us. No there never has been, or never will be, someone so sharp and cutting, or brilliant, like our Richard. Another concert movie success, in the city of Angels.


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