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Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

R | | Crime, Drama | December 1973 (USA)
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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Sister Jennifer
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Reverend Rufus
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Zach
Gerald Gordon ...
Mr. DiAngelo
Bobby Ramsen ...
Joe Frankfurter
James Dixon ...
Irish
Esther Sutherland ...
The Cook
Charles MacGuire ...
Hap
Mindi Miller ...
Tough Bikini Woman
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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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Black Godfather is back...and there's gonna be Hell up in Harlem. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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December 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Caesar Part II  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Tommy stabs Palermo with an umbrella at Coney Island, the next shot featuring the squib/wound is clearly animated. See more »

Quotes

Papa Gibbs: [to Zach] You need a whooping, Boy!
Zach: Boy?... Where you see a boy?
Papa Gibbs: And I'm gonna do it with these own two hands!
Zach: Old man gonna whoop my ass?
[Papa and Zach have it out with each other]
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Connections

Featured in TCM Underground: Black Caesar/Hell Up in Harlem (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Easin' In
(uncredited)
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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