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Jo Jo Dancer

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Jo Jo Dancer

Columbia Pictures
05/02/1986

“A dramatic behind-the-scenes look at show business, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling stars Richard Pryor as a well-known comedian at the peak of his popularity and the bottom rung of his self-esteem. Jo Jo has it all – Hollywood stardom, movie roles, platinum records. But the price he pays for fame and fortune is too great. He buckles under the pressures of success and suffers a life-threatening accident.

Forced to examine his life, the film follows Jo Jo’s compelling past through four decades – from his upbringing in a brothel, to classic comedy performances in cellar nightclubs, to ultimate stardom as a rowdy, irreverent comic. This film marks Pryor’s directing debut with his personal vision of one man’s odyssey of triumph and tragedy.” – Original Release┬áLiner Notes

  • Richard Pryor (Producer, Director, Actor)
  • Jerry Wexler (Music Supervision)
  • Herbie Hancock (Music, Composer)