Eddie Murphy plays the man behind a blaxploitation cult favorite in Craig Brewer's biopic, which co-stars Wesley Snipes.
A true-life underdog story that spawned a pop-culture touchstone, the birth of Rudy Ray Moore's Dolemite character holds an obvious appeal for Eddie Murphy, having paved the way for brash, foul-mouthed black comedians who controlled rooms with charisma before they even got to a punchline. The pimpin', braggin', karate-choppin' hero would also seem ideal material for director Craig Brewer, who made his name convincing many Sundancers to root for a pimp in Hustle & Flow and then doubled down on sexploitation in the bizarre Black Snake Moan.
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Available Oct 4, 2019 on Netflix