Initial DVD release
February 19, 2002
Biography, Comedy, Drama
May 2, 1986 (1986-05-02)
Richard Pryor directed Jo Jo Dancer - Your Life Is Calling and appears in Which Way Is Up?
A comic with one eye on his audience and another eye on the truth.
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling is a 1986 semi-autobiographical film starring Richard Pryor. This was the first and only feature film he directed (although he is credited as such on the screen version of Richard Pryor: Here and Now).
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Peoria illinois goes hollywood jo jo dancer your life is calling
As Dancer lies hospitalized in a coma, his spiritual alter ego revisits his life, from growing up in a brothel as a child and struggling to beat the long odds to become a top-rated comedian. However, his success leads to extensive drug use and womanizing that takes its toll on his life. Jo Jo's spirit watches and attempts to convince his past self to end the cycle of self-destruction.
The earlier parts of the film were shot in Pryor's hometown of Peoria, Illinois.
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling received mixed reviews from critics. It currently has a 55% "Rotten" rating on the movie review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
ReferencesJo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Wikipedia
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