The late Rudy Ray Moore was a nightclub comic par excellence. When he decided to take his act to the silver screen, few people outside black neighborhoods noticed, but the movies were box office smashes.
Moore’s films are cheap, quickly made, and technically disastrous. But they have something that Hollywood can’t buy – hilarity. In DOLEMITE, Rudy Ray Moore plays Dolemite, the greatest pimp of them all. After two years in prison on trumped-up charges involving dope and stolen furs, Dolemite is back on the street and ready to settle a score with the mob (“I’ve got an all-girl army that knows what to do! They’re foxy as hell and practice kung fu!”).
A classic bootstrapping American hero, Rudy Ray Moore has carved out his own permanent place in the film history without any help from Hollywood. And if you don’t believe that, you’re a “no-business, born-insecure, rat-soup-eatin’ junkyard mother fucker.”