Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Richard Pryor's Narrative Films (1977-1979)

[This article contains material that wasn't included in "Richard Pryor in Hollywood."]

This was Pryor's most successful period in film.

Greased Lightning (1977)

Which Way Is Up? (1977)

Pryor plays three roles in Which Way Is Up?.

The comedian is at his most flamboyant in the role of  Reverend Lenox Thomas.

One of the film's funniest scenes is a dominatrix scene that Pryor performs with Margaret Avery.

Blue Collar (1978) 

Trouble results when three auto workers conspire to rob a safe at the union office.


The Wiz (1978) 

California Suite (1978)

Two friends (Pryor and Bill Cosby) come to despise each other during an ill-fated vacation.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

"Richard Pryor in Hollywood" can be purchased at Amazon.

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