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Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  26 July 1974 (USA)
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Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are ... See full summary »

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Little Seymour Pettigrew
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Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are forced to hand over their wallets. Steve's wallet turns out to have contained a winning lottery ticket, and together they must recover their stolen property. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@imdb.com>

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They get funny when you mess with their money.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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26 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu num Sábado  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Flip Wilson's first film performance. See more »

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Uptown Saturday Night
Written by Tom Scott, Morgan Ames
Sung by Dobie Gray
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Not bad
10 March 2003 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

This is another one of those unknown movies(maybe it was known when it came out) that I somehow came across. It was an enjoyable little movie, with a descent cast including: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belfonte, and hilarious cameos from Richard Pryor and Flip Wilson. Not a great movie, but its kinda fun. If you like the actors in the film, give it a try. *** out of *****


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