"Dolemite Is My Name" is a 2019 American biographical comedy film directed by Craig Brewer.
The starring cast includes 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.

Here are "Dolemite Is My Name" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.

Trailer

Is there a trailer for Dolemite Is My Name movie?

Netflix on Monday, August 12, 2019 released the trailer for "Dolemite Is My Name" you can watch here:
Dolemite Is My Name | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is Dolemite Is My Name movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Dolemite Is My Name" movie plot summary.

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, where he works. 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.

Cast

Who plays who in the Dolemite Is My Name movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Dolemite Is My Name" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is Dolemite Is My Name movie release date?

"Dolemite Is My Name" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 7, 2019 (TIFF) and on October 4, 2019 (United States) distributing by Netflix.

Filming

What are Dolemite Is My Name filming details?

The duration of the film is 118 minutes.

"Dolemite Is My Name" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on June 12, 2018.

Rating

What are critics and audiences saying about Dolemite Is My Name movie?

"Dolemite Is My Name" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 97/100.

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