Uptown Saturday Night (1974)


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Movie Info

In this comedy, Steve Jackson (Sidney Poitier) and his cab-driving friend, Wardell Franklin (Bill Cosby), are forced to confront a group of mobsters, lead by Geechie Dan Beauford (Harry Belafonte), when a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket is stolen from them.

Rating: PG
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Wesley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 13, 2004


as Steve Jackson

as Wardell Franklin

as Geechie Dan Beauford

as The Reverend

as Sharp Eye Washington

as Sarah Jackson

as Congressman Lincoln

as Leggy Peggy

as Mme. Zenobia

as Geechie's Henchman

as Silky Slim

as Slim's Henchman No. ...

as Irma Franklin

as Slim's Henchman No. ...

as Little Seymour
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Critic Reviews for Uptown Saturday Night

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 7, 2004
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Uptown Saturday Night


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

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

Something about Bill Cosby picking a fight makes me laugh.

Keith Munley

Super Reviewer

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