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
He may never get to heaven, but he's raisin' Hell up in Harlem.
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Did You Know?
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
After Tommy locks the dead guy in the airplane bathroom. He notices the guy's shoes on the floor and tosses them aside. According to Larry Cohen on the DVD commentary, the guy playing the killer was actually a friend of one of the crew members. Fred Williamson actually knocked the guy out of his shoes before he tumbles over a chair. See more
You need a whooping, Boy!
Boy?... Where you see a boy?
And I'm gonna do it with these own two hands!
Old man gonna whoop my ass?
[Papa and Zach have it out with each other
Ain't It Hell up in Harlem?
Written by Freddie Perren
and Fonce Mizell
Performed by Edwin Starr
courtesy of Motown Records Corp. See more