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Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

 -  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 ...
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Joe Frankfurter
James Dixon ...
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Ty Randolph ...
Tough Bikini Woman (as Mindi Miller)
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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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gangster | mafia | rescue | violence | shootout | See more »

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He may never get to heaven, but he's raisin' Hell up in Harlem. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Black Caesar Part II  »

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Larry Cohen filmed some of the scenes with the same crew and equipment as It's Alive (1974), and due to Fred Williamson's other commitments he had to make most of the film with a stand-in, Williamson himself only really appearing in the close-ups. The close-ups were filmed in LA, where Williamson was based, and the rest of the film was shot on location in New York. See more »

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9 April 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

** (out of 4)

Sequel to Black Caesar has Fred Williamson surviving his assassination attempt and slowly moving up the ranks. How does he do this? By killing any Italian person he can get his eyes on. This film has a somewhat legendary making of since both the star and director were busy doing other things and they just got together on the weekends to shoot this film. I think it's easy to tell that the movie was rushed because there isn't any evidence of a screenplay having been written. The movie is nothing but non-stop, bloody violence from the opening to the closing. There's nothing wrong with this as it adds a lot of fun to the movie but if you're expecting anything deep then you can forget it as this thing is weak, story wise, even when compared to the poorest written blaxploitation film. Williamson is once again good in his role and he has the perfect attitude for this type of film. There are all sorts of shoot outs, explosions and even some kung fu thrown in for some good laughs.


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