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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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Papa Gibbs (as Julius W. Harris)
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Helen Bradley
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Reverend Rufus
Tony King ...
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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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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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He may never get to heaven, but he's raisin' Hell up in Harlem. See more »

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Black Caesar Part II  »

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Due to the success of Black Caesar (1973), AIP wanted a sequel. Unfortunately, Fred Williamson was filming That Man Bolt (1973) during the week from Monday to Friday, and director Larry Cohen was busy making It's Alive (1974), but they made this sequel concurrently by filming the majority of it on weekends. 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

Jennifer's Love Theme
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Written by Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell
Performed by Edwin Starr
courtesy of Motown Records Corp.
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"He's a candy ass."
28 June 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Sequel to Black Caesar, written and directed by Larry Cohen, has the Harlem gangster (Fred Williamson) taking on the mafia, the cops, and a traitor within his own organization. It's an enjoyable enough blaxploitation flick but not as good as Black Caesar. There's a lot of action and some of it is pretty chuckleworthy. The scene where the black gangsters attack the mob and make two of their bosses eat soul food is particularly amusing.

It was obviously a rushed production. If you're looking for tight continuity, look elsewhere. They change the ending to the last film entirely, as well as other plot elements. Still, Williamson is good. Sexy Gloria Hendry returns and there's some new eye candy from Margaret Avery. It's missing a great soundtrack like the best blaxploitation films had. Edwin Starr's songs aren't that hot. Apparently James Brown's music was rejected by Cohen. The same music that would go on to be the great Brown record "The Payback." Bad move, Larry.


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