|Which Way Is Up? 1977 R, 94 min.|
Director: Michael Schultz
Cast: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, DeWayne Jessie, Morgan Woodward, Dolph Sweet, Daniel Valdez, Luis Valdez, Tim Thomerson, Marc Alaimo, Bebe Drake, Ernesto Hernandez, Marilyn Coleman, Gloria Edwards, Morgan Roberts
Richard Pryor takes on three roles in this film. In the first role, Prior plays Leroy Jones, a poor orange picker, who accidentally joins a labor union and gets laid off. He leaves his wife Annie Mae (Margaret Avery) and father Rufus (also Prior) behind and travels to Los Angeles where he falls in love with Vanetta (Lonette McKee) but returns home after being rehired by his former employers. Now he learns that Annie Mae is pregnant, and the father is Reverend Lennox Thomas (also Prior). Leroy's solution to his problems: seduce Reverend Thomas' wife. This film has gained cult favorite status with Pryor's fans.
|Which Way Is Up? (1977)|
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