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Harlem Nights (1989)

During the 1920s, a New York illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

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Willie (as Uncle Ray)
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Storyline

"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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17 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Los reyes de la noche  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,864,870 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was made and released about fifty-one years after its main time period in which it was set, which was 1938. Briefly during the start of the picture, the movie is set at the start twenty years earlier, in 1918, about seventy-one years prior to when the movie was made and released. See more »

Goofs

Quick jumps out of a moving car, rolls one way to avoid a car, then rolls the other way. The he runs and dives through a large glass window of a store. And his hat remains on his head. See more »

Quotes

Sugar Ray: You have got to stop over-reacting.
Quick: [shouts] Over-reacting?
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Referenced in Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Music by Duke Ellington
Lyrics by Irving Mills
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I can't believe this movie is a 4.8!!
25 May 2000 | by (Maryland, US) – See all my reviews

Yeah, yeah this movie is full of profanity and I see other users saying that Eddie couldnt decide if it was a comedy, drama, etc. I personally thought the movie was hilarious and quite clever. I never really thought it was anything other than a comedy. Tell me how a movie this good gets a rating of 4.8, when an awful movie like The Thomas Crown Affair (the remake) gets a 7.0!!! Try this everyone, sit down, relax and don't try to "read" anything into this movie......just enjoy it...


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