Dolemite Is My Name is a 2019 American biographical comedy film directed by Craig Brewer.

Official trailers

Netflix on Monday, August 12, 2019 released the trailer:
Dolemite Is My Name | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In 1970s Los Angeles, Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) is a struggling artist working in a record store, trying to get his music on the air in the in-store radio station. At night, he moonlights as an MC for his friend Ben Taylor (Craig Robinson) and Taylor's musical group at a club. He asks the owner of the club for some time doing comedy, but the owner turns him down. At the record store one day, a homeless man comes wandering in and begins making loud, rhyming proclamations; one of which includes the name "Dolemite". Moore gets the idea to create a stage persona telling these stories at the club he works at. Dressing in pimp attire and brandishing a cane, Moore takes the stage at the club as Dolemite and launches into a crudely humorous and foul-mouthed routine titled "The Signifying Monkey". Taylor and his group join him on-stage to back him up. The crowd applauds. Moore asks his aunt (Luenell) for money to record a comedy album entitled "Eat Out More Often". He gets his friend Jimmy Lynch (Mike Epps) to record him at his home in front of an audience. After making several copies of the record, Moore begins to sell them out of the trunk of his car. The record proves to be very popular, obtaining the attention of a record company who agree to market it to record stores. Moore offers to go on tour through the Deep South to promote the record. While in Mississippi, he befriends a single mother named Lady Reed (Da'Vine Joy Randolph) and convinces her to join him as part of his tour.

Cast

Eddie Murphy
Rudy
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Lady Reed
Keegan-Michael Key
Jerry
Mike Epps
Jimmy
Craig Robinson
Ben
Tituss Burgess
Toney
Wesley Snipes
D'Urville Martin
Chris Rock
Bobby Vale
Ron Cephas Jones
Ricco
Luenell
Aunt
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Nick
Gerald Downey
Bob Brooks / Dimension Executive #3
Joshua Weinstein
John McCarthy / Dimension Executive #1
Snoop Dogg
Roj
Allen Rueckert
Allan Jon Fox / Dimension Executive #2
Barry Shabaka Henley
Demond
Tasha Smith
Jimmy's Wife
Jill Savel
White Actress
Tommie Earl Jenkins
T.I.
Walter Crane (as Tip 'TI' Harris)
Aleksandar Filimonovic
Joseph Bihari
Ivo Nandi
Julius Bihari
Michael Peter Bolus
Lester Bihari
Kazy Tauginas
Saul Bihari
Bj Bingham
Dolphin Customer (as B.J. Bingham)
Claude Phillips
Hobo #1
Arthur Fuller
Hobo #2
Baker Chase Powell
Steven Dodd
Henry Monfries
White Boy #2
John Michael Herndon
Middle Aged Actor / Warden
Jernard Burks
Club Owner
Monique StaTeena
D'urville's Date
Bernadine Durham
Mama
Bobby Milhouse
Boy's Father
Lamar Edwards
Ben Taylor's Band Keyboard (as Lamar 'Mars' Edwards)
Carlos McSwain
Ben Taylor's Band Drums (as Never Forgotten Carlos 'Los' McSwain)
Brandon Owens
Ben Taylor's Band Bass
Chucc Hamilton
Ben Taylor's Band Guitar
James Ford
Ben Taylor's Band Trumpet #1 (as James Ford III)
Johnny Britt
Ben Taylor's Band Trumpet #2
Wendell Kelly
Ben Taylor's Band Trombone
Amy Keys
Ben's Revelation Funk Band Female Backup Singer #1
Maiya Sykes
Ben's Revelation Funk Band Female Backup Singer #2
Nayanna Holley
Ben's Revelation Funk Band Female Backup Singer #3
Edward Rudell Johnson
Ben's Revelation Funk Band Male Backup Singer #1
John Fluker
Ben's Revelation Funk Band Male Backup Singer #2
Lamar Usher
Black DJ #1
Akono Dixon
Agitated Young Man
Milan Carter
Larry Munn
deMann
Scott Still (as De Mann)
Kezii Curtis
Boy
Krystian Alexander Lyttle
Son (as Krystian Little)
Sade E. Moore
Stripper and Whore #1
Chelsea Gilson
Carrie Mills
Cheryl Francis Harrington
Box Office Lady
Toni Duclottni
Crystal
Garland Whitt
Theater Manager (as Garland C. Whitt)
Cole McKay
FBI Agent #1
Saudia Rashed
Chantel Apodaca
Dale Gibson
FBI Agent #2
Phil Abrams
Lou Drozen
Quartay DeNaya
Pretty Girl (as Quartay DeNaya Barnslater)
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
James Cornelison
Bobby Rush's Band Guitar
Lyndon Rochelle
Bobby Rush's Band Drums
Edwin Livingston
Bobby Rush's Band Bass
Damon Wilson
Bobby Rush's Band Keyboard
John Floyd
Bobby Rush's Band Trombone
Jimmie Kirkpatrick
Bobby Rush's Band Trumpet (as Jimmie 'JJ' Kirkpatrick)
Gina Lohman
Irritable White Lady
Nikol Davis
Woman in Tallahassee Juke Joint
Bubba Ganter
Heavy Set Man
Alfonso Christian Lover
Manager
Dorothy Schock
Old Lady
Demetrius Hodges
Movie Goer
Eric Reed
Club Ebony Band Keyboard
Brandon Stewart
Club Ebony Band Drums
Budda Foster
Club Ebony Band Mandolin
Robert Amerson
Guitar Player Tallahassee
Yena Kim
Sound Mixer
Taylor Ellington
P.A.
Megan McEwen
Script Supervisor
Matthew Jablonski
FX Tech
Justin Campbell
Drummer #1
Sidney Hopson
Drummer #2
Catrina Gaston
Fan #3
Erik Kilpatrick
Street Guy #1
Myles Williamson
Owen
Rob Smith
Professional Engineer
David B. Lyons
Commercial Engineer (as David Lyons)
Rudy Ray Moore
Himself (archive footage)

About

Principal photography began on June 12, 2018.

The film Dolemite Is My Name was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2019 (TIFF) and on October 4, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 118 minutes.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Dolemite Is My Name got high rating from critics.

External links

IMDB: Dolemite Is My Name

Wikipedia: Dolemite Is My Name

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