"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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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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