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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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Sharp Eye Washington
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Silky Slim
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Sarah Jackson
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Congressman Lincoln
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Madame Zenobia
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Geechie's Henchman
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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)  »

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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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Poitier and Cosby Make This Film Worth Watching.
11 June 2003 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby star in this sporadically funny vehicle as two guys who try to recover their personal possessions after being robbed of them at a nightclub. Poitier and Cosby have great chemistry, and the movie is well directed by Poitier himself, but the premise is a bit too contrived, and the plot doesn't seem to go all the way. Not recommended for everyone, but African-Americans and fans of the two leads won't be disappointed.

3 out of 5


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