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Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  21 April 1973 (Japan)
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Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black ... See full summary »

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Raymond St. Jacques ...
Peter De Anda ...
Joe
Percy Rodrigues ...
Bryce
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Carol
Maxwell Glanville ...
Caspar
Minnie Gentry ...
Her Majesty
Dick Sabol ...
Jarema
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Frank Mago
Toney Brealond ...
Drag Queen
Tim Pelt ...
Earl J
Marcia McBroom ...
Girl Barber
Darryl Knibb ...
Douglas
Joseph Ray ...
Bubba
Adam Wade ...
Benjy
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Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black gangster, dead 4 decades. When he seems to have reappeared, once again slitting throats with his Blue straight edge razors, the two cops begin a complicated search for some answers. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Those 'Cotton Comes To Harlem' cops are at it again! See more »

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21 April 1973 (Japan)  »

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Deixem a Cidade Se Vingar  »

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The screenplay for the film is inspired by the legacies of real life Harlem gangsters Bumpy Johnson and Frank Lucas. The character of Joe (the fake Charleston Blue) resembles the actual Frank Lucas, who was a major drug dealer around Harlem and Newark, during the time the film was made. There are numerous parallels between the Charleston Blue persona and Frank Lucas, who was known for his "Blue Magic" brand of heroin. See more »

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Gravedigger Jones: Blink once and you're dead.
Coffin Ed Johnson: Blink twice and you're buried.
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Referenced in Hell Up in Harlem (1973) See more »

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COME BACK CHARLESTON BLUE
Music by Donny Hathaway
Lyrics by Quincy Jones and Al Cleveland
Sung by Donny Hathaway and Valerie Simpson
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All sequels should be this good...
2 August 2002 | by (Newark, N.J.) – See all my reviews

This film is sort of a pt.2 to "Cotton comes to Harlem" though it easily stands on its own .Once again we have superb acting and excellent direction by Ozzie Davis .I feel this film is not quite as funny as the previous outing though, and that may be due to the fact that this story revolves around the scourge of drug use and drug dealers .These are things that I believe Ozzie really hated to see going on in the community .As a director he probably recognized that Hollywood was not going to address these issues at the time ,they didn't have the guts.It is worth noting Ozzie made at least three films concerning drug use ,this one ,"Gordons War'and I think "Hit!" starring Billy Dee Williams. In this we see Viet Nam vets involved in the lucrative drug trade ,using the coffins of fallen comrades to ship the stuff in (check it out,this actually happened in the 70's).Much of the film is hilarious though ,and Godfrey Cambridge and the rest make this film memorable .Another film classic to be cherished .


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