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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 18. Eddie Murphy RAW (1987)

September 16, 2011

18. Eddie Murphy Raw [DVD] (1987)

Plot: After achieving fame with Saturday Night Live and Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie Murphy released a film version of one of his stand-up performances.

WARNING! You may be offended if you’re black, white, male, female, rich or poor, Bill Cosby, Mr. T or Richard Pryor. (movie tagline)

Directed by: Robert Townsend
Written by: Eddie Murphy
Length: 93 min
Budget: N/A
Gross Revenue: $50,504,655 (USA) $24,800,000 (Rentals USA)

My Favorite Movie Quote: Fuck.

Review: I had to constantly pause and rewind the first time I watched it since I laughed so hard I couldn’t hear what Eddie was saying.

Nerdiest Movie Trivia:
Surpassed Scarface for the most uses of “fuck” in a film (223 times). It was eventually surpassed by Goodfellas.

Eddie Murphy RAW is the funniest stand-up show ever, closely followed by its prequel Delirious [DVD]. And as we now live in a time where most of the things Eddie Murphy touches feels overcooked I like to return to this hilarious raw gem whenever I can to remind myself of Eddie Murphy’s greatness. I can’t believe the guy up on stage in a pink leather suit is the same guy that gave us Norbit. Unbelievable.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 19. Innerspace  (1987)


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