Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2
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Release Date: Jun 16, 1974 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 1,322
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
Jun 16, 1974 Wide
Jan 13, 2004
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Very dated humor with youngish Cosby and Poitier...who directs OK.
...harmless enough, flimsy and almost forgettable entertainment but easy going down.
An uproarious urban comedy that's sure to cater to the crowd. Poitier and Cosby make for a riotous duo in this flipppant farce.
Great buddy chemistry between Cosby and Poitier make this a 70's classic.
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