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A Rage in Harlem ()


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A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A... See more »

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Jackson
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Goldy
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Imabelle
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Big Kathy
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Easy Money
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Slim
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Jodie
Tyler Collins ...
Teena
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Hank
Samm-Art Williams ...
Gus Parsons
Stack Pierce ...
Coffin Ed
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Claude X
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Mrs. Canfield
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Louis
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Smitty
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Mr. Clay
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Blind Man
Clebert Ford ...
Porter
John Seitz ...
Lester Banton
Jack Beatty ...
Sheriff
Birdie M. Hale ...
Domestic #1
Olivette Miller ...
Domestic #2 (as Olivette Miller-Briggs)
Beatrice Winde ...
Clerk
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Rev. Gaines
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Female Mourner (as Anthonia Dotson)
Ernest Perry Jr. ...
Jackie
James Spinks ...
Bartender
Cornelius Stafford ...
Weasel
Tracy A. Taylor ...
Stanky Whore
Jesse James Turnbow ...
Will Kill
James Copeland ...
Jailer
Jonathan Booker ...
Doorman (as Jonathan Booker Ph.D.)
Kevin Ruthven ...
Bus Driver
William L. Schwarber ...
Goon
Tasha O'Bryant ...
Minna
Arthur Burghardt ...
Bo
Eugene Robinson Jr. ...
Pop
Kipp Cochran ...
Cop
Robert Woods Jr. ...
Henchman
Screamin' Jay Hawkins ...
Himself
Leslie Dockery ...
Chorus Dancer
Herbert Rawlins ...
Chorus Dancer
Kiki Shepard ...
Chorus Dancer
Edgar Godineaux Jr. ...
Chorus Dancer
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Chorus Dancer
Romelle Reaux ...
Chorus Dancer
Kimberly Hester ...
Chorus Dancer
John Parks ...
Chorus Dancer
Mike Roscoe ...
Chorus Dancer
Wynonna Smith ...
Chorus Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hajna O. Moss ...
Chorus Dancer
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Grave Digger
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Child in Church (uncredited)
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Man on Corner (uncredited)
Keith Schrader ...
Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bill Duke

Written by (WGA)

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Chester Himes ... (novel "A Rage in Harlem")
 
John Toles-Bey ... (screenplay) and
Bobby Crawford ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Terry Glinwood ... executive producer
William Horberg ... executive producer
John Nicolella ... co-producer
Nik Powell ... executive producer
Kerry Rock ... producer (as Kerry Boyle)
Ron Stacker Thompson ... associate producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer
Forest Whitaker ... co-producer
Stephen Woolley ... producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein
Jeff Vincent

Cinematography by

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Toyomichi Kurita ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Curtiss Clayton

Editorial Department

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Amy E. Duddleston ... assistant editor
Craig Hayes ... associate editor

Casting By

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Aleta Chappelle

Production Design by

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Steven Legler

Art Direction by

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Nina Ruscio

Set Decoration by

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K.C. Fox

Costume Design by

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Nele Samples ... (as Nile Samples)

Makeup Department

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Jeni Lee Dinkel ... makeup artist
Marjorie Durand ... key makeup artist
Douglas Noe ... makeup artist
Suzanne Parker Sanders ... makeup artist
Kenneth Walker ... key hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Eric Chapman ... second second assistant director
Julius LeFlore ... second unit director
Douglas Tirola ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Daniel Bickel ... foreman construction
Steven E. Eyrse ... head painter / scenic artist
Anthony Maccario ... property master (as Tony Maccario)
John McFarlane ... construction foreman
Pia Navales ... Art Department Coordinator
J. Todd Anderson ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
David C. Ryan ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Dane A. Davis ... supervising sound editor
Tom Hammond ... foley editor
Wayne Heitman ... re-recording mixer
Kini Kay ... sound effects editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe ... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Todd Toon ... sound effects editor
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Randy Vandegrift ... supervising adr editor
Geoff Maxwell ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Frank Ceglia ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Greg Baxley ... stunts
Angela Boone ... stunts
Tony Brubaker ... stunts
Stephanie Givens ... stunts
Larry Holt ... stunts
'Pretty Lee' Jackson ... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. ... stunts
Henry Kingi ... stunts
Julius LeFlore ... stunt coordinator
Von Ruby ... stunts
Joey Toledo ... stunts
Jack Tools ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Athy ... grip
Bruce Bellamy ... grip
Jerry Bertolami ... dolly grip
Richard Blanshard ... special photography
Kevin Boyd ... key video assist operator
Richard Mall ... key grip
Douglas W. Shannon ... electrician
Andy Sydney ... first assistant camera
Philip Alan Waters ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
James D. Wickman ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Collini ... costumer
Michelle M. Pershing ... costumer
Emae Villalobos ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Kelly Harris ... assistant location manager
Bart Wenrich ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Jeff Atmajian ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jon Bergholz ... transportation coordinator
Paul Giorgi ... transportation captain
Marc Scott ... driver

Other crew

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Eric R. Bellamy ... assistant accountant
Will Benson ... production assistant
Steve Brettingham ... stand-in (as Stephen Brittingham)
Elanzo Coppins ... stand-in
Tom Fanz ... stand-in
Ralph Garner ... stand-in
Julie Hansen ... post production accountant
Jeff Hay ... catering assistant
Debra D. Jeffreys ... production coordinator
Mizzy Matthew ... stand-in
Anthony Turner ... production assistant (as Tone Boots) / stand-in (as Tone Boots)
Tommy Turner ... stand-in
Daniel Vellucci ... bond rep supervisor
Steven E. Williams ... craft service

Thanks

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Hillard Elkins ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • A Rage in Harlem - La reine des pommes (France)
  • Harlem Action - Eine schwarze Komödie (Germany)
  • Harlem Action (Germany)
  • Redada en Harlem (Spain)
  • Rabbia ad Harlem (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Features the policemen Coffin Ed and the Grave Digger, also seen in the previously released Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) and Come Back Charleston Blue (1972), both from the 1970s. Those films took place in the contemporary 1970s (despite adapting novels written in 1965 and 1966, respectively). However, A Rage in Harlem takes place in the 1950s (when the novel was published). See more »
Goofs The movie is set in the 1950's but if you look out of the train window in the last scene you'll see 1990's cars. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Oscar/Toy Soldiers/A Kiss Before Dying/Citizen Kane 50th Anniversary/A Rage in Harlem (1991). See more »
Quotes Goldy: Did you hear what they said? There's gold in Harlem!
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