Hoodlum 1997

Hoodlum

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Having just been released from jail, Bumpy Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) returns to his criminal ways as a linchpin in the African-American-run numbers racket. However, Bumpy's longtime friend Illinois Gordon (Chi McBride) and girlfriend Francine Hughes (Vanessa Williams) are both eager to get him back on the straight and narrow. But a brewing rivalry with Mafia boss Lucky Luciano (Andy Garcia) and his henchman Dutch Schultz (Tim Roth) threatens to raise the stakes to dangerous new levels.

Cast & Crew

Tim Roth
Dutch Schultz
Vanessa Williams
Francine Hughes
Andy Garcia
Lucky Luciano
Cicely Tyson
Stephanie St. Clair
Chi McBride
Illinois Gordon
Richard Bradford
Captain Foley
Loretta Devine
Pigfoot Mary
Bill Duke
Director
Bill Duke
Executive Producer
Laurence Fishburne
Executive Producer
Helen Sugland
Executive Producer
Elmer Bernstein
Original Music
Frank Tidy
Cinematographer
Harry Keramidas
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Critic Reviews for Hoodlum

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Audience Reviews for Hoodlum

  • Oct 07, 2018
    Great cast and a film that should have been one of the better mob films. The biggest issue is with the filmmakers style and lack of for the period. He attempts to paint Harlem in a different light but few can argue he achieved this. Fishburne and Roth playing together are some of the highlights, they are two powerful character actors and this is where the film shines. I think they missed a grand opportunity to make a film that would shine alongside the Godfather, but sadly it's just a time killing film. 06/10/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 05, 2011
    In Hoodlum, "Bumpy" Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) plays a man recently released from prison who leads an African-American attempt to wrest control of organized crime in the Black neighborhoods of New York from the established Italian-descended criminals and goes up against the calm and cool Lucky Luciano (Andy Garcia) and insanely ruthless Dutch Schultz (Tim Roth). There is lots to grab your attention with in this movie with its colorful characters that includes Clarence Williams III, Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, Loretta Devine, and Queen Latifah, and an array of good performances, especially Fishburne who's rugged and streetsmart as Bumpy Johnson, Roth who's totally over-the-top as the trigger happy Dutch Schultz and the fearsome Lucky Luciano topped with enough shoot 'em up action and violence to spare.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2010
    It doesn't quite work.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2009
    Every racist comment out of Tim Roth's character's mouth was like a stab to the chest. It made this movie hard to enjoy, which is a shame because I like 20s gangster movies.
    Remi L Super Reviewer

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