Richard Pryor intended for his big screen debut to be Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales. The film, directed by Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World), told the story of a white man who is brought on trial for raping a black woman. Unfortunately, due to Pryor’s preoccupation with completing the movie, his wife would shred the negative in a fit of rage. In 2005, a lawsuit was brought up by Pryor’s wife/attorney accusing his daughter, Rain, and Penelope Spheeris of attempting to abscond with the surviving print from their L.A. home. Though the film remains unreleased, scenes from it have been featured in retrospectives.