Which Way Is Up? (1977)




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In this ambitious and raunchy remake of Lina Wertmuller's satire, "The Seduction of Mimi," McKee plays a labor organizer and Pryor plays an orange picker, a lascivious older man and a philandering reverend.
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Richard Pryor
as Leroy Jones / Rufus Jones / Rev. Lenox Thomas
Luis Valdez
as Ramon Juarez
Tim Thomerson
as Tour Guide
Lonette McKee
as Vanetta
Victor Argo
as Angel
Margaret Avery
as Annie Mae
Bebe Drake
as Thelma
Joe Turkel
as Harry
Morgan Woodward
as Mr. Mann
Marc Alaimo
as Frankie
Hank Worden
as Flunky
Paul Mooney
as Inspector
Dolph Sweet
as The Boss
Marilyn Coleman
as Sister Sarah
Clifford A. Pellow
as White Boss
Daniel Valdez
as Chuy Estrada
Pat Ast
as Hooker
Harry Northrup
as Chief Goon
Kathy Cronkite
as Photographer
Ron Cummins
as Photographer
Evelyn Dutton
as Receptionist
Gloria Edwards
as Janelle
Terrence Locke
as Assassin
Eddie Smith
as Man at Picnic
Cheryl Harvey
as Congregation Girl
as Cripple
Diane Rodrigues
as Estrella
Louise Johnson
as Congregation Girl
Tony Alvarenga
as Errand Boy
Cliff Pellow
as White Boss
Darrell Giddens
as Man at Picnic
Julie Dorman
as Congregation Girl
Yvonne Mooney
as Congregation Girl
Mark Robin
as Reporter
Carol Trost
as Ms. Collins
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All Critics (10)

Clunky 1977 Richard Pryor comedy really looks dated now.

April 8, 2008

Pryor should have stuck with concert films.

August 13, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Should have stayed in the vault.

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Movie Habit

As unfunny as it gets. Worse, it's misogynist and an embarrassment to the race.

May 23, 2002
Apollo Guide

An embarrassing Being There conceit married to blaxploitation and unionization.

Full Review… | May 20, 2002
Film Freak Central

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July 31, 2005

Audience Reviews for Which Way Is Up?

This movie is hilarious, and the story outrageous, I really liked it, Pryor plays a bunch of characters which makes it even funnier.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Hilarious as hell. A Richard Pryor classic mention to be seen.

Mister Caple
Mister Caple

Super Reviewer

This movie showcased Pryors comedic acting prowess. He kept me rivited with the onslaught of funni"isms" The father was the show stealer

William Townley
William Townley

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