The Dukes of Hazzard
Öga rött, Ett

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)
USA / English
"WARNING! You may be offended if you're black, white, male, female, rich or poor, Bill Cosby, Mr. T or Richard Pryor. "
Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.
Eddie Murphy Himself
Tatyana Ali Eddie's sister (sketch)
Billie Allen Eddie's aunt (sketch)
James Brown III Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
Eyde Byrde Mrs. Butts (sketch) (as Edye Byrde)
Michelle Davison Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
Clebert Ford Uncle Lester (sketch)
Geri Gibson Card Player #2 (sketch)
Birdie M. Hale Aunt Rose (sketch)
J.D. Hall Party Guest (sketch)
Tiger Haynes Card Player #3 (sketch)
Barbara Iley Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
Leonard Jackson Uncle Gus (sketch)
Samuel L. Jackson Eddie's uncle (sketch)
Jody Jones Eddie's Cousin (sketch)
John Lafayette Thanksgiving Guest (sketch)
Davenia McFadden Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
Gwen McGee Eddie's mother (sketch)
Lex Monson Card Player #4 (sketch)
Warren Morris Poetry Reader (sketch)
Deon Richmond Little Eddie (sketch)
Basil Wallace Eddie's Father (sketch)
Damien Wayans Child Running in the house (sketch)
Ellis Williams Eddie's uncle (sketch)
Carol Woods Eddie's Aunt (sketch)
Director: Robert Townsend
Producer: Robert D. Wachs,Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writer: Eddie Murphy,Eddie Murphy
Energy and stage presence covers up some weak patches among the laughs
Live in New York, Eddie Murphy may well look quite ridiculous in his purple jumpsuit but he holds the stage really well in this large arena. It goes without saying that his material is relentlessly foulmouthed and occasionally offensive but it rarely bothered me because he does manage to be consistently funny throughout the show. His topics are mostly in the realm of relationships in regards sex and women generally. This worried me a little bit because these topics hardly offered much in the way of originality but actually he did really well with it.

It wasn't that he avoided clichés (because he doesn't) but more that he manages to inject energy into his whole show. At times his material is very strong but even when he is being obvious and crude, his energy lifts it, engages the audience and makes it feel better than it is. I wasn't rolling with laughter all the time but I did really enjoy the show so, even when I didn't laugh at some bits, it wasn't really a problem but he was generally still amusing. Director Townsend doesn't really help him by having the camera tight on him so much either; Murphy's energy is in his whole body so the close shots reduce this somewhat – plus the whole setup makes it hard to appreciate the audience being in the room.

Overall though a funny and energetic show from Murphy. It isn't a classic by any means and his material is hardly original but he has stage presence and energy and that helps a lot. Maybe too crude and foulmouthed to be to everyone's tastes but if it is your thing then it is worth a look.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.8
Running time: 93 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3