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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

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Director  Richard Pryor
Initial DVD release  February 19, 2002
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Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb


Genre  Biography, Comedy, Drama
Music director  Herbie Hancock
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Writer  Rocco Urbisci, Paul Mooney
Release date  May 2, 1986 (1986-05-02)
Cast  Richard Pryor (Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego), Debbie Allen (Michelle), Art Evans (Arturo), Fay Hauser (Grace), Barbara Williams (Dawn), Carmen McRae (Grandmother)
Similar movies  Richard Pryor directed Jo Jo Dancer - Your Life Is Calling and appears in Which Way Is Up?
Tagline  A comic with one eye on his audience and another eye on the truth.

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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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Plot

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Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself while freebasing cocaine. The film came out after Pryor had set himself on fire while freebasing.

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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.

Cast

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  • Richard Pryor as Jo Jo Dancer
  • E'Lon Cox as Jo Jo (child)
  • Paula Kelly as Satin Doll
  • Billy Eckstine as Johnny Barnett
  • Carmen McRae as Grandmother
  • Diahnne Abbott as Mother
  • Debbie Allen as Michelle
  • Art Evans as Arturo
  • Barbara Williams as Dawn
  • Wings Hauser as Cliff
  • Michael Ironside as Detective Lawrence
  • Production

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    The earlier parts of the film were shot in Pryor's hometown of Peoria, Illinois.

    Reception

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    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.

    References

    Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Wikipedia
    Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling IMDbJo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Rotten TomatoesJo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Roger EbertJo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling themoviedb.org


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