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Uptown Saturday Night (1974)


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Release Date: Jun 16, 1974 Wide



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Uptown Saturday Night is a delightful comedy directed by and starring Sidney Poitier. Steve Jackson (Sidney Poitier) is a factory worker. One evening, when boredom gets the best of him, Steve and his pal Wardell (Bill Cosby) decide to go to an underground gambling club to have some fun. While they are there the place is held-up and Steve's wallet is stolen. When Steve and Wardell learn that the wallet contains a winning lottery ticket, the friends go on a desperate search to find it. Shape Eye


Classics, Comedy

Richard Wesley

Jan 13, 2004


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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2) | DVD (7)

Very dated humor with youngish Cosby and Poitier...who directs OK.

August 1, 2005

...harmless enough, flimsy and almost forgettable entertainment but easy going down.

January 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

An uproarious urban comedy that's sure to cater to the crowd. Poitier and Cosby make for a riotous duo in this flipppant farce.

May 28, 2003

Great buddy chemistry between Cosby and Poitier make this a 70's classic.

March 19, 2003

Audience Reviews for Uptown Saturday Night

Not as good as "Let's Do It Again", but has its moments.
June 16, 2008

Super Reviewer

Something about Bill Cosby picking a fight makes me laugh.
June 2, 2008
Keith Munley

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