Let's Do It Again (1975)

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A pair of blue-collar buddies use hypnosis to turn a wimpy boxer into a champ in this crime comedy, which reunites actor/director Sidney Poitier and comedian Bill Cosby, stars of the similarly themed Uptown Saturday Night. Clyde Williams (Poitier) and Billy Foster (Cosby) want to help raise funds to sustain the Sons and Daughters of Shaka Lodge, their local community group. Given that Clyde was trained as a hypnotist while in the military, the pair decide to con mobster Biggie Smalls (Calvin Lockhart) by placing a high-stakes bet on a boxing match and then using hocus-pocus to transform skinny underdog Bootney Farnsworth (Jimmie Walker) into a bruiser. When Biggie finds out about their ruse, he and his thugs move in to reclaim their money, setting the stage for further laughs and sleight-of-hand. With a supporting cast that includes Denise Nicholas and Lee Chamberlin as the protagonists' wives and Ossie Davis as an elder at their lodge, Let's Do It Again also reunited Good Times stars Walker and John Amos to the silver screen. Cosby and Poitier would return two years later with A Piece of the Action, though Lockhart, another veteran of Uptown Saturday Night, would sit out the final team-up. Hip-hop fans will note that Lockhart's character provided one of the aliases for slain '90s rap star Christopher Wallace, also known as the Notorious B.I.G. The soundtrack for Let's Do It Again featured Curtis Mayfield songs performed by the the Staple Singers.
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Classics , Comedy
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Cast

John Amos
as Kansas City Mack
Sidney Poitier
as Clyde Williams
Bill Cosby
as Billy Foster
Ossie Davis
as Elder Johnson
George Foreman
as Factory Worker
Denise Nicholas
as Beth Foster
Paul Harris
as Jody Tipps
Julius Harris
as Bubbletop Woodson
Val Avery
as Lt. Bottomley
Richard Young
as Biggie's Crony #3
Jayne Kennedy
as Girl at Factory
Calvin Lockhart
as Biggie Smalls
Mel Stewart
as Ellison
Lee Chamberlin
as Dee Dee Williams
Erica Hagen
as Girl in Hotel
Hilda Haynes
as Telephone Operator
Med Flory
as Rufus
Morgan Roberts
as Fish 'n' Chips Freddie
Cedric Scott
as Biggie's Crony #4
Jimmie "J.J." Walker
as Bootney Farnsworth
Jimmy Lennon Sr.
as Fight Announcer
Talya Ferro
as Biggie's Crony #1
Paul E. Harris
as Jody Tipps
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Critic Reviews for Let's Do It Again

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

It's not GREAT cinema or anything like that. Just a fun mild diversion, though I will probably watch it again just too see all of Cosby's great facial mugging.

Full Review… | May 12, 2012
Sin Magazine

Not bad follow to 'Uptown Saturday Night.'

February 24, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

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January 19, 2007
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Wonderfully acted, smartly written, and good-naturedly directed. An ingratiating delight from start to finish.

October 7, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

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July 24, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Let's Do It Again

The teaming and chemistry between Cosby and Poitier is so genius and works so well.My favorite of the 3 films by these icons.Watch and try not to be entertained,I dare you.

bill secor
bill secor
½

Hilarious, entertaining and thrilling, Let's Do It Again is fueled by the comedy of Bill Cosby, the acting talents of John Amos and Calvin Lockheart, and the directing of Sidney Poitier. Let's Do It Again is a hilarious 1970's romp with a blaxsploitation flavor that is an instant classic.

Aaron Avis
Aaron Avis

Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby use hypnosis to turn a wimpy boxer into a champ. Not the high point of either ones career then. Nice Curtis Mayfield soundtrack though.

Lesley N
Lesley N

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