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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling

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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


Art Evans
Barbara Williams
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Carmen Mcrae
Debbie Allen
Dennis Farina
Diahnne Abbott
E'Lon Cox
Fay Hauser
Frederick Coffin
J.J. Barry
Ken Foree
Marlene Warfield
Michael Ironside
Mike Genovese
Paula Kelly
Richard Grossman
Richard Pryor
Scoey Mitchell
Tanya Boyd
Virginia Capers
Wings Hauser



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