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Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  December 1973 (USA)
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A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia.

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Julius Harris ...
Papa Gibbs (as Julius W. Harris)
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Helen Bradley
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Sister Jennifer
D'Urville Martin ...
Reverend Rufus
Tony King ...
Zach
Gerald Gordon ...
Mr. DiAngelo
Bobby Ramsen ...
Joe Frankfurter
James Dixon ...
Irish
Esther Sutherland ...
The Cook
Charles MacGuire ...
Hap
Ty Randolph ...
Tough Bikini Woman (as Mindi Miller)
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Storyline

Tommy comes from a forced rest period due to injuries suffered in Harlem's gang warfare. With the help of his girl, he will reorganize his gang, and overcome his rival gang leaders, through extreme acts of violence and death. Written by Artemis-9

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Black Godfather is back...and there's gonna be Hell up in Harlem. See more »

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Also Known As:

Black Caesar Part II  »

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Trivia

James Brown was originally slated to do the music after his work on Black Caesar (1973) was so well received, but Larry Cohen rejected the music Brown recorded. Subsequently, the music was done by Motown artist Edwin Starr and Brown's rejected music was used for the album, "The Payback". See more »

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When Gibbs is fighting another man on the baggage carousel at the airport, people can be seen running away as a voice on the intercom begins calling for security. A gun is pulled as the two men fight up the luggage ramp to the loading area, where Gibbs shoots the man and he falls onto the luggage carrier. When he slides back down onto the carousel, not only are there no bullet hole or blood anywhere on the dead man, but all the people are back to standing around waiting for their luggage, and don't seem the least bit bothered by the fact that gunshots have been going off, or that a dead man is mixed in with their luggage. In fact, one man completely ignores the body once he recognizes his suitcase and steps out from behind the barrier to retrieve it. See more »

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Features Black Caesar (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't It Hell up in Harlem?
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Written by Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell
Performed by Edwin Starr
courtesy of Motown Records Corp.
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Fun, but doesn't measure up to the original
18 August 1999 | by (The Land of Mortis) – See all my reviews

Fun sequel takes off where Black Caesar took off...lots of violence...soul soundtrack not as good as James Brown's work on Black Caesar, but passable. Overall this movie has an even more fantastic plot than the first but is still basically enjoyable...particularly the island ambush scene and the chase in which Williamson runs after his opponent, who boards an airplane to L.A. from New York...Fred doesn't sweat it and gets a flight that just happens to leave a few minutes after the first gets off. We see scenes of the two men in planes...upon landing, at the same time, Williamson finds his quarry in a crowded airport and picks up where he left off in New York. As I said, ridiculous, but fun.


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