Harlem Nights (1989)
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as Sugar Ray
as Bennie Wilson
as Phil Cantone
as Bugsy Calhoune
as Jack Jenkins
as Dominique La Rue
as Richie Vento
as Crying Man
as Tommy Smalls
as Tommy Smalls
as Joe Leoni
as Man with Broken Nose
as Young Quick
as Toothless Gambler
as Old Man
as Elderly Woman
as Man #1
as Man #2
as One of Calhoune's Boys
as Man at Bugsy's
as Detective Simms
as Michael Kirkpatrick
as Todo La Noche
as Ringside Announcer
as Detective Hogan
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Critic Reviews for Harlem Nights
Murphy's writing is about as snappy as a Sunday school lesson. The constant obscenities become a distraction and an eventual turnoff, and seem to be used when the writer and director can't invent something more creative.
The movie is a whirlingly divergent romp, blending serious violence with outrageous comedy, but it has the feel of oral history, of lives and times rescued from oblivion.
Does it matter to Eddie Murphy whether Harlem Nights is good or bad? It doesn't look like it.
An uninspired cross between Cotton Club and the characters of Damon Runyon, told in cliches so broad you keep waiting for it to poke fun at itself, but it never does.
Once there was Freddy. Once there was Chuckie and Jason and Howard the Duck. Now there is the scariest of them all. Now there is Harlem Nights.
Audience Reviews for Harlem Nights
This movie, directed by Eddie Murphy, was boring, unfunny, and forgettable.
three generations of comedy legends and a stellar supporting cast star in this film written and directed by murphy in his prime. engaging and hilarious, red foxx and della reese especially shine in this film. i rewach it every ten years or so.
Movie about organised crime and police corruption in 1920s Harlem.
Harlem Nights Quotes
|Sugar Ray:||How was your date?|
|Quick:||I killed her.|
|Sugar Ray:||Ah, tore the pussy up, huh!|
|Quick:||No, man, I killed her.|
|Sugar Ray:||What the fuck you talking about.|
|Quick:||I shot her, man.|
|Sugar Ray:||Hmm. Was the pussy that bad, man?|
|Bugsy Calhoune:||It's a set-up... It's a fucking set-up!|
|Sugar Ray:||Quick, you're not a gangster. We're not. We're club owners. We run a dance hall. Calhoune... he's a cold-hearted killer. He'll have your ass killed. Now, the man probably doesn't know about La Rue yet. But in the morning, he's going to want you really dead. So, we got to find a place where we can lay low. Till we can run the scam and split.|