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Harlem Nights (1989)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  17 November 1989 (USA)
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"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized ... See full summary »

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"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair! Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,864,870 (USA)
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Debut feature film as a director of actor-comedian Eddie Murphy. This movie remains the only ever theatrical feature film directed by Murphy. See more »

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A double yellow line dividing the road can be seen when Quick is being chased down the highway by Tommy Small's brother. Center lines in 1938 were painted white. Double yellow lines were not used on US Highways until 1971. See more »

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Quick: It's not how many you shoot. It's who you shoot.
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Heaven Help This Heart Of Mine
Written by Walter G. Samuels, Leonard Whitcup & Teddy Powell
Performed by Buddy Clark with Eddy Duchin
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Enjoyable
25 May 1999 | by (Baltimore) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be very enjoyable. I do have to say there was a lot of profane language but that was probably why it was made for adults. I would recommend this movie to the comedy lovers,(that don't mind the language), and give it a solid 7. If you give the movie a chance you will probably like it...


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