Dolemite Is My Name is a 2019 American biographical comedy film directed by Craig Brewer.
Starring Eddie Murphy, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Michael Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock, Ron Cephas Jones, Luenell and others.
Watch the official trailer for Dolemite Is My Name
Netflix on Monday, August 12, 2019 released the trailer:
Dolemite Is My Name | Official Trailer | Netflix.
What is Dolemite Is My Name about?
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 to do comedy, but the owner turns him down. At the record store one day, a homeless man named Ricco (Ron Cephas Jones) comes wandering in and begins making loud, rhyming proclamations; one of which includes the name "Dolemite". (The real Moore recorded a number of prominent street poets, including Big Brown.) 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 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.
Who's in the Dolemite Is My Name cast?
Here is the full cast and characters of Dolemite Is My Name.
Eddie Murphy Rudy Ray Moore
Da'Vine Joy Randolph Lady Reed
Keegan-Michael Key Jerry Jones
Mike Epps Jimmy Lynch
Craig Robinson Ben Taylor
Tituss Burgess Theodore Toney
Wesley Snipes D'Urville Martin
Chris Rock Bobby Vale
Ron Cephas Jones Ricco
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
Baker Chase Powell Steven Dodd
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
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 S. 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)
Brandon Devine Theater Usher
Jessica Lynn Diaz Beautiful Fan
Onye Ibekwe Movie Theater Patron
Jana Lewis Movie Goer
Anika C. McFall Dolphin Records Singer (as Anika Christina)
Rudy Ray Moore Self (archive footage)
Kieona Taliaferro Theater guest
When is Dolemite Is My Name released in cinemas?
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.
What are Dolemite Is My Name film specifications?
The duration of the film is 118 minutes.
The film Dolemite Is My Name is rated with "R" rating.
Dolemite Is My Name filming. Principal photography began on June 12, 2018.
What are critics and audiences saying about Dolemite Is My Name?
Dolemite Is My Name got high rating from critics.
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