Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling


Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Review

Richard Pryor, phone home. In this terribly autobiographical tale, we see Pryor as ghost/angel, looking back on his life -- working his way through the seedy clubs, making it big on Ed Sullivan, and self-destructing on booze and drugs. Of course, the real Pryor never set himself on fire... In any case, Jo Jo Dancer is certainly a heartfelt and cautionary tale a la Gia, but it lacks much in the way of plot development, action, and a reason to care about Jo Jo one way or the other. I fell asleep more than once.
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

Facts and Figures

Run time: 97 mins

In Theaters: Friday 2nd May 1986

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego, as Michelle, as Arturo, as Grace, as Dawn, as Grandmother, as Satin Doll, as Mother, Scoey Mitchell as Father, Billy Eckstine as Johnny Barnett, as Alicia, Wings Hauser as Cliff, E'Lon Cox as Little Jo Jo, as Detective Lawrence, J.J. Barry as Sal, Mike Genovese as Gino, Marlene Warfield as Sonja, Virginia Capers as Emma Ray, as Freddy, Frederick Coffin as Dr. Weissman, Richard Grossman as Dr. Carlyle, as Big Jake

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