Which Way Is Up?

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Which Way Is Up? ★★½ 1977 (R)

Pryor plays three roles in this story of an orange picker who accidentally becomes a union hero. He leaves his wife and family at home while he seeks work in Los Angeles. There he finds himself a new woman, starts a new family, and sells out to the capitalists. American version of the Italian comedy “The Seduction of Mimi” tries with mixed success for laughs. Pryor as a dirty old man is the high point. 94m/C VHS, DVD . Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward, Marilyn Coleman; D: Michael A. Schultz; W: Carl Gottlieb; C: John A. Alonzo.