"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
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx
"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!
Dominique La Rue
Thomas Mikal Ford
(as Tommy Ford)
Uncle Ray Murphy
(as Uncle Ray)
They're up to something big.
Release Date: 17 November 1989
Filming Locations: Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,000,000
Did You Know?
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.
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?"
Kiss my ENTIRE ass!
I can't believe this movie is a 4.8!!
Yeah, yeah this movie is full of profanity and I see other users saying
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
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…