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Richard Pryor
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Date of Birth: Dec 1, 1940

Country: USA

Biography: African-American comedian and actor, born at Peoria, IL, who began performing at age seven. He was known for his use of profanity, and his humor was frequently based on racial stereotypes. Extremely successful as a stand-up, Pryor won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums, and he also wrote or starred in any number of classic comedy films, including Stir Crazy, Silver Streak and Car Wash. His drug problems were well documented in his comedy act, and he struggled with multiple sclerosis

Total Titles at Criticker: 41 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (40) | Writer (6) | Director (2)
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Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
Survey the profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time. (imdb)
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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
This moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich's revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled, and it reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be. (tribecafilm.com)
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Lost Highway (1997)
A jazz musician, tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. In a parallel story, a young mechanic is drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend.
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Mad Dog Time (1996)
With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire. (imdb)
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Another You (1991)
George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire Abe, Eddie wants to take advantage of the situation. (imdb)
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
A man is murdered. Two men witness it. A blind man who hears the killer, and a deaf man who sees her. (imdb)
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Harlem Nights (1989)
"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster... (imdb)
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Moving (1988)
Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discoveres, however, that moving has it's own share of problems. (imdb)
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Critical Condition (1987)
A man framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits. (imdb)
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
In this fictionalization of director Richard Pryor's life, a substance-abusing comedian who has set himself on fire looks back at his life.
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Brewster
A minor league baseball player has to waste $30m in 30 days in order to inherit $300m; however he's not allowed to tell anyone about the $300m deal. (imdb)
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Richard Pryor Here and Now (1983)
Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows. (imdb)
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Superman III (1983)
Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel. (imdb)
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Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
One of comedian Richard Pryor's live performances (at the Sunset Strip, obviously) caught on film. Pryor talks about most of his standard subjects... (imdb)
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Some Kind of Hero (1982)
A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten... (imdb)
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The Toy (1982)
An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat. (imdb)
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Bustin
Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old school bus and drive a group of Special kids to Ms. Perry's Washington Farm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to give them a new home after The Clarmont Center for Children is shut down by the city... (imdb)
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In God We Trust (1980)
Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose (Feldman) sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker (Lassiter). He eventually petitions G.O.D. (voice of Pryor) for the cash. (imdb)
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Stir Crazy (1980)
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a natural talent for riding broncos with the inter-prison rodeo coming up (imdb)
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Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
A classic stand-up comedy performance from Richard Pryor.
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Blue Collar (1978)
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe (imdb)
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The Wiz (1978)
An African American adaption of the Wizard of Oz that tries to capture the essence of the inner-city experience. (imdb)
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California Suite (1978)
4 totally different and seperated stories of guests in a hotel. Maggie Smith and Michael Caine came from England to attend the Oscars; Jane Fonda came from New York, Alan Alda is her ex who lives in California; in the slapsticky part Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor and their wives come to the hotel to relax and play tennis and find there is only one room vacant... (imdb)
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The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor.
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Which Way Is Up? (1977)
Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their demonstrations. Afterwards he is forced to leave his wife and family behind which also includes Leroy's father (also played by Pryor) to go to Los Angeles... (imdb)
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Greased Lightning (1977)
This film is based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing champion in America. (imdb)
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Adiós Amigo (1976)
A cowboy's crimes are blamed on another man. (imdb)
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Car Wash (1976)
Car Wash is about a close-knit group of black employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching 'wonder-man' who is loved by most but loathed by one. (imdb)
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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's. (imdb)
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Silver Streak (1976)
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. (imdb)
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Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub.During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are forced to hand over their wallets. (imdb)
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Blazing Saddles (1974)
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (imdb)
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Some Call It Loving (1973)
In this version of the "Sleeping Beauty" tale, a woman who has been asleep for eight years is purchased from a carnival by a lonely man. (imdb)
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The Mack (1973)
Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time. (imdb)
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Hit! (1973)
A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and destroy the ring. (imdb)
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured. (imdb)
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Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin
Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.
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Dynamite Chicken (1971)
A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a purposeful collection. (imdb)
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Black Brigade (1970)
A redneck officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Nazis. (imdb)
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Wild in the Streets (1968)
A rock star turns into a radically revolutionary politician, and attempts to give more control to the nation's youth.
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The Busy Body (1967)
Sid Caesar stars as the bumbling right hand man of mob boss Robert Ryan who is sent to find a corpse buried in a suit lined with stolen mob money. (imdb)
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