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Harlem Nights

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Plot

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business…

Release Year: 1989

Rating: 5.4/10 (7,945 voted)

Critic's Score: 16/100

Director:
Eddie Murphy

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx

Storyline
"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair!

Cast:

Eddie Murphy

Quick


Richard Pryor

Sugar Ray


Redd Foxx

Bennie Wilson


Danny Aiello

Phil Cantone


Michael Lerner

Bugsy Calhoune


Della Reese

Vera


Berlinda Tolbert

Annie


Stan Shaw

Jack Jenkins


Jasmine Guy

Dominique La Rue


Vic Polizos

Richie Vento


Lela Rochon

Sunshine


David Marciano

Tony


Arsenio Hall

Crying Man


Thomas Mikal Ford

Tommy Smalls

(as Tommy Ford)


Uncle Ray Murphy

Willie

(as Uncle Ray)

Taglines:
They're up to something big.

Release Date: 17 November 1989

Filming Locations: Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $16,000,000
(USA)

Gross: $95,900,000
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

On the opening date of this film, at the "Americana 8", a theater in Southfield, Michigan (on the border of Detroit), a patron shot and wounded two people inside the theater, before being killed by police officers in the parking lot. This led to the first ever movie theater in the world to install permanent metal detectors, which passing through were required for entry.

Goofs:

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
Jenkins talks with a stutter throughout the movie, but when Sergeant Cantone tells him to sign the autograph or go to jail, Jenkins loses the stutter when he says "who do I make this out to?"

Quotes:

Vera:
Kiss my ENTIRE ass!



User Review

I can't believe this movie is a 4.8!!

Rating:

Yeah, yeah this movie is full of profanity and I see other users saying
that
Eddie couldnt decide if it was a comedy, drama, etc. I personally thought
the movie was hilarious and quite clever. I never really thought it was
anything other than a comedy. Tell me how a movie this good gets a rating
of
4.8, when an awful movie like The Thomas Crown Affair (the remake) gets a
7.0!!! Try this everyone, sit down, relax and don't try to "read" anything
into this movie……just enjoy it…