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Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  26 July 1974 (USA)
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At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it.

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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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26 July 1974 (USA)  »

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Samstagnacht oben in der Stadt  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Harry Belafonte's performance is a send-up of Marlon Brando's in The Godfather (1972). See more »

Goofs

The climactic chase at the end takes place on windy, rocky, mountainous roads. There is no area like that anywhere near Chicago, where the film is set. See more »

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References Shaft (1971) See more »

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Uptown Saturday Night
Music by Tom Scott
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Sung by Dobie Gray
Produced by Mentor Williams
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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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