Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Trailer

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Trailer (1986)

"A comic with one eye on his audience and another eye on the truth." 02 May 1986 Drama 97 mins

In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and begins a journey of his own. He 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 brings new problems as he develops a tragic pattern of substance abuse that begins to screw up his life. All the while, Jo Jo's spirit watches these events and attempts to convince his past self to turn off from his path of self destruction. Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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Cast

Richard Pryor

as Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego

Debbie Allen

as Michelle

Art Evans

as Arturo

Fay Hauser

as Grace

Carmen McRae

as Grandmother

Paula Kelly

as Satin Doll

Billy Eckstine

as Johnny Barnett

Tanya Boyd

as Alicia

E'Lon Cox

as Little Jo Jo

Michael Ironside

as Detective Lawrence

Crew

John G. Wilson

John G. Wilson Associate Producer

John A. Alonzo

John A. Alonzo Director of Photography

John DeCuir Jr.

John DeCuir Jr. Production Design

Larry L. Fuentes

Larry L. Fuentes Special Effects

Ron Oliney

Ron Oliney Stunt Coordinator

International Releases Dates

United States 02 May 1986

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