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Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia.

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Cast

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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
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Irish
Esther Sutherland ...
The Cook
Charles MacGuire ...
Hap
Mindi Miller ...
Tough Bikini Woman
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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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December 1973 (USA)  »

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Black Caesar Part II  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The minute Black Caesar (1973) showed signs of being a box office hit, American International Pictures head Samuel Z. Arkoff contacted writer-director Larry Cohen and instructed him to get on with a sequel immediately. See more »

Goofs

On the DVD release, at least on the English mono track. one scene at the mansion massacre features more gunfire instead of the women screaming. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Gibbs: [as he is hanging DiAngelo with his own tie] Know what I'm gonna do, huh?... Figure it out, DiAngelo, figure it out... I'm gonna send you to wap heaven... I'm gonna make you famous, DiAngelo... YOU'RE GONNA BE THE FIRST WHITEY EVER HUNG BY A NIGGER!
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Connections

References Come Back Charleston Blue (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Like We Used to Do
(uncredited)
Written by Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell
Performed by Edwin Starr
courtesy of Motown Records Corp.
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Action packed!
22 February 2005 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

No, this is not one of the greatest blaxploitation movie ever made; and yes, it has its flaws. But man, is this one a fun ride or what? It's an hour and a half of pure action with one of the greatest action hero of all time. It's ass kicking after ass kicking, as Tommy Gibbs takes revenge on everybody that have ever been dumb enough to mess with him. The fight scenes are great, inventive and plentiful. The cinematography is quite decent too and the story fun enough to keep you interested in it. Larry Cohen once more delivers the goods in this one. It's actually much better then most action stink fest that Hollywood produce this days. So sit tight and enjoy the roller coaster ride while it last.

Go Fred Williamson!


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