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

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

Release Date: May 2nd, 1986

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2002

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Although Jo Jo Dancer (Richard Pryor) has achieved success as a stand-up comedian, he hasn't found happiness. After receiving severe burns in a narcotics-related incident, Jo Jo remains in a coma, and, while in this state, he looks back on his life. Drifting off into memories of his troubled childhood, Jo Jo revisits his youth, recalling his eventual rise to fame and the decadence that followed. As he considers his existence, he must decide if he wants to go on living or not.

Cast: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Carmen McRae, Art Evans, Fay Hauser, Barbara Williams, Paula Kelly, Diahnne Abbott

Director: Richard Pryor

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi V Productions

Keywords: Father, 1980s, Los Angeles, 1950s, Emotional, Mother, Moving, Hospital, 1960s, 1970s

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