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Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971)

Cast: Richard Pryor, Richard Pryor
Director: Michael Blum, Michael Blum
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: MPI Home Video
Genre: Comedies, Stand-up Comedy/Performance
Running Time: 46 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Richard Pryor's performance at the New York Improv on April, 29th, 1971 features the comedian giving his thoughts on sex, drugs, and race relations. Included is "Wino Preacher & Willie the Junkie," showcasing Pryor in the irreverent style that parlayed his career as a stand-up comic into a successful international star of films and television. There is an advisory warning for the strong language. ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

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Uneven performance, but worth a look by jamkat79 September 19, 2003 - 10:15 AM PDT
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Dedicated fans will want to see this, of course, and casual viewers will find Pryor's routine has its funny moments, but the film's real value lies its depiction of a darker, edgier Richard Pryor than most of us know. Like a lot of initially "dangerous" black artists, Pryor was somewhat de-fanged by his own success, but here stalks the stage, all but taunting his audience, his comedy going places you would have guessed were off-limits in 1971. Watching it, you can't help but be afraid for him.




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