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Which Way Is Up?1977

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
Margaret Avery
as Annie Mae
Marilyn Coleman
as Sister Sarah
Bebe Drake
as Thelma
Daniel Valdez
as Chuy Estrada
Dolph Sweet
as The Boss
Luis Valdez
as Ramon Juarez
Pat Ast
as Hooker
Tim Thomerson
as Tour Guide
Marc Alaimo
as Frankie
Tony Alvarenga
as Errand Boy
Kathy Cronkite
as Photographer
Ron Cummins
as Photographer
Evelyn Dutton
as Receptionist
Darrell Giddens
as Man at Picnic
Eddie Smith
as Man at Picnic
Cheryl Harvey
as Congregation Girl
Julie Dorman
as Congregation Girl
Louise Johnson
as Congregation Girl
Yvonne Mooney
as Congregation Girl
Paul Mooney
as Inspector
Harry Northrup
as Chief Goon
Cliff Pellow
as White Boss
Mark Robin
as Reporter
as Cripple
Carol Trost
as Ms. Collins
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Richard Pryor's profane brand of humor used to be funny. But in his newest film, Which Way Is Up? he stoops to downright degradation.

October 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Clunky 1977 Richard Pryor comedy really looks dated now.

April 8, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Pryor should have stuck with concert films.

August 13, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

Should have stayed in the vault.

July 12, 2002 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

An embarrassing Being There conceit married to blaxploitation and unionization.

May 20, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…


May 11, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

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

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

Mister Caple
Mister Caple

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