Subscribe To Dolemite Is My Name Updates
  • Dolemite Is My Name details

Dolemite Is My Name Synopsis

Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play. Moore convinces a social justice-minded dramatist (Keegan-Michael Key) to write his alter ego a film, incorporating kung fu, car chases, and Lady Reed (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), an ex-backup singer who becomes his unexpected comedic foil. Despite clashing with his pretentious director, D’Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes), and countless production hurdles at their studio in the dilapidated Dunbar Hotel, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era.

Latest Dolemite Is My Name News

What Impressed Eddie Murphy The Most About Rudy Ray Moore What Impressed Eddie Murphy The Most About Rudy Ray Moore

Eddie Murphy gushes about the real-life legend he's portraying for the Netflix comedy.

What Impressed Eddie Murphy The Most About Rudy Ray Moore

Why Eddie Murphy Hasn’t Done An R-Rated Comedy In 20 Years Why Eddie Murphy Hasn’t Done An R-Rated Comedy In 20 Years

He has a valid reason, which he finally shares.

Why Eddie Murphy Hasn’t Done An R-Rated Comedy In 20 Years

Video | Dolemite Is My Name Interviews with Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key and More Video | Dolemite Is My Name Interviews with Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key and More

Eddie Murphy reveals why he hasn’t done an R-rated comedy in 20 years and more.

Video | Dolemite Is My Name Interviews with Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key and More

Netflix New Releases: Movies And TV Shows Coming To Netflix Streaming In October 2019 Netflix New Releases: Movies And TV Shows Coming To Netflix Streaming In October 2019

The return of Eddie Murphy... and so much more for your October schedules.

Netflix New Releases: Movies And TV Shows Coming To Netflix Streaming In October 2019

Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name Trailer: Watch Eddie Murphy Lead An All-Star Cast Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name Trailer: Watch Eddie Murphy Lead An All-Star Cast

This is a stacked lineup!

Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name Trailer: Watch Eddie Murphy Lead An All-Star Cast

Eddie Murphy’s Netflix Movie Is Adding Wesley Snipes Eddie Murphy’s Netflix Movie Is Adding Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes joins a fun cast for the streaming service's latest high-profile title.

Eddie Murphy’s Netflix Movie Is Adding Wesley Snipes

Eddie Murphy Is Returning To The Movies, And He's Heading To Netflix Eddie Murphy Is Returning To The Movies, And He's Heading To Netflix

Eddie Murphy is heading to Netflix for his next film. Here is what we currently know about the project.

Eddie Murphy Is Returning To The Movies, And He's Heading To Netflix

 

Related

What Impressed Eddie Murphy The Most About Rudy Ray Moore
Why Eddie Murphy Hasn’t Done An R-Rated Comedy In 20 Years
Video | Dolemite Is My Name Interviews with Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key and More

Hot Topics

New Reviews

Motherless Brooklyn Review: A Gorgeous Film Noir Masterpiece Has Arrived
The Laundromat: Comes Up Short Of Being The Big Short
Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Review: Snoogans, Kevin Smith Has Found His Voice Again

Previews

Detective Pikachu
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Us
Cookie Settings