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The Human Tornado

Released 1976
Distributor Dimension Pictures

“What you call dirty words, I call ghetto expression”, said in-your-face underground standup comic and R&B singer Rudy Ray Moore, who passed away last year at 81. This is the sequel to his first vehicle, Dolemite, which he based on a trash-talking wino who frequented an LA record shop Moore managed. Although his mainstream profile was minimal, Moore was well-known in the counterculture and influenced many comics and hip-hop artists.

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About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood.  Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes.  Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and  hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.