Harlem Nights (1989)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Gangster Film  |   Release Date - Nov 17, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Eddie Murphy, in addition to starring as Quick, the son of 1930s Harlem gambling-house proprietor Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor), also wrote and directed the film. The plotline details the combined efforts of Quick and Sugar Ray to prevent white gangster Bugsy Calhoune (Michael Lerner) from muscling in on their operation. The supporting players include Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello and Jasmine Guy.



business-takeover, con/scam, corruption, friendship, gangster, killing, nightclub, orphan, robbery, seduction