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Writer (WGA):
Chris Brancato (written by)
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Release Date:
27 August 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Power is measured in enemies. See more »
Plot:
Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A great film, victim to negative people See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Laurence Fishburne ... Bumpy Johnson

Tim Roth ... Dutch Schultz

Vanessa Williams ... Francine Hughes

Andy Garcia ... Lucky Luciano

Cicely Tyson ... Stephanie St. Clair

Chi McBride ... Illinois Gordon

Clarence Williams III ... Bub Hewlett

Richard Bradford ... Captain Foley

William Atherton ... Thomas Dewey

Loretta Devine ... Pigfoot Mary

Queen Latifah ... Sulie

Mike Starr ... Albert Salke
Beau Starr ... Jules Salke
Paul Benjamin ... Whispers
Joe Guzaldo ... Bo Weinberg

Ed O'Ross ... Lulu Rosenkrantz
J.W. Smith ... Calvin
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Tee-Ninchy
John Toles-Bey ... Vallie
David Darlow ... Johnny 'Figures' DiPalmero
Steve Pickering ... Lucky's Henchman
Ellis Foster ... Undertaker
Bill Henderson ... Mr. Redmond
Juan Ramírez ... Enrique 'Henry' Miro (as Juan A. Ramirez)

Tony Fitzpatrick ... Dutch's Driver
Robert Cornelius ... Hobo
Tab Baker ... Willie Brunder
Joe Van Slyke ... Warden
Daniel Bryant ... Hep-Cat Man
Don James ... Piano Man
Sulanya 'Sue' Conway ... Miss Philmore
Paul Eckstein ... Dutch's Thug
Christian Payton ... Jimmy
Jackie Taylor ... Mrs. Andrews
Dick Gjonola ... Owney Madden
David Nisbet ... Man in Cotton Club
Nancy Nickel ... Woman in Cotton Club
Ted Love ... Runner

Kenya Cagle ... Runner
Jim Saltouros ... Lieutenant

Marc Vann ... Dutch's Liquor Henchman
Cheridah Best ... Prostitute
Colin Bradley Sylvester ... Chee Chee
Iris Lieberman ... Female Prison Guard

Leonard Roberts ... Tyrone
John M. Watson Sr. ... Manager of Pool Hall (as John Watson Sr.)
Lisa C. Boltauzer ... Dancer (as Lisa Boltauzer)
Michael McCary ... Osgood
Erik Kilpatrick ... Security Guard
Demetrice O'Neal ... Singer
Tony Powell ... Rent Party Singer

Kevyn Morrow ... Waldo / Church Conductor (as Kevin Morrow)
Louis Price ... Church Singer
Vernon Oliver Price ... Church Singer
Laurnea Wilkerson ... Cotton Club Singer
Tony Rich ... Duke Ellington
Kim Adams ... Show Girl

David A. Jansen ... Doorman
Fred Nelson ... Sideline Musician
Robert Keating ... Luciano's Mob Boss
Charles Koysta ... Luciano's Mob Boss
Joe Testa ... Luciano's Mob Boss
Rocky McCord ... Luciano's Mob Boss
Sheridan Bailey ... Bamville Club Dancer
Tiffani Glass ... Bamville Club Dancer / Rent Party Dancer (as Erecka Tiffany Glass)
Kirby Reed ... Bamville Club Dancer
Elaine McLaurin ... Bamville Club Dancer
Lazette Rayford O'Brien ... Bamville Club Dancer
J. Michael Jones ... Bamville Club Dancer / Rent Party Dancer
Vanessa Truvillion ... Bamville Club Dancer
Le Von Campbell ... Bamville Club Dancer
Ron Wilson ... Bamville Club Dancer
Carrie ... Bamville Club Dancer
Monique S. Young Johnson ... Bamville Club Dancer
Will Gill Jr. ... Bamville Club Dancer
Elana Anderson ... Bamville Club Dancer
James Lacey ... Bamville Club Dancer
J. Todd ... Bamville Club Dancer
Sharon Kimbrough ... Bamville Club Dancer
Darryl Kent Clark ... Bamville Club Dancer
Albert Adams ... Bamville Club Dancer
Sandra Hodge-Hampton ... Rent Party Dancer (as Sandra Hodge)
Delphine T. Mantz ... Rent Party Dancer (as Delphine Mantz)

Darryl Manuel ... Rent Party Dancer
Barbara Koval ... Cotton Club Dancer

Chekesha Van Putten ... Cotton Club Dancer
Matagi Booker ... Cotton Club Dancer
Sharon Ferrol-Young ... Cotton Club Dancer
Tammi Cave ... Cotton Club Dancer

Magda Rivera ... Cotton Club Dancer
Ashley Cie Thompson ... Cotton Club Dancer
Donna M. Perkins ... Cotton Club Dancer (as Donna Perkins)
Daryl Richardson ... Cotton Club Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Thomas F. Evans ... Hotel Resident (as Thomas Evans)

Andy-John ... Driver #4 (uncredited)

Joseph Luis Caballero ... Hector (uncredited)
Leon 'Lee' Fuller ... Vagrant (uncredited)
Charley Harrison ... Nightclub guitar player (uncredited)
Rita Hawn ... Bathing Beauty in Pool (uncredited)

Anthony W. Johnson ... Dancer (uncredited)

Isley Nicole Melton ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Dominic Paolo Testa ... Prostitute Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Duke 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Chris Brancato (written by)

Produced by
Chris Brancato .... co-producer
Melissa A. Clark .... associate producer
Bill Duke .... executive producer
Paul Eckstein .... co-producer
Laurence Fishburne .... executive producer
Frank Mancuso Jr. .... producer
Helen Sugland .... executive producer
Ron Stacker Thompson .... associate producer
Vikki Williams .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Tidy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Keramidas 
 
Casting by
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond  (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey  (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)
 
Production Design by
Charles C. Bennett  (as Charles Bennett)
 
Art Direction by
Gary Baugh 
 
Set Decoration by
Travis Busenbark 
Maria Nay 
 
Costume Design by
Richard Bruno 
 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Alling .... makeup artist
Stacye P. Branche .... makeup department head
Anthony Gueli .... hair stylist
Lun Yé Hodges .... hair stylist
Bill Johnson .... special makeup effects
K-Bobby .... hair stylist
Klexius Kolby .... makeup artist
Kenneth Walker .... key hair stylist
Connie Kallos .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Bodo .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Wayne Elam .... second unit director (as Greg Elam)
Aiman A. Humaideh .... second second assistant director
Anthony Mason .... second assistant director
Tyrone L. Mason .... first assistant director (as Tyrone Mason)
Charles Mueller .... second second assistant director
Otis Sallid .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Anthony Barracca .... set dresser
Mary A. Brady .... assistant set decorator (as Mary Brady)
David Conaghan .... property master
Cece Destefano .... art department coordinator
Edward England .... construction coordinator (as Ed England)
Brad Good .... set dresser
Bradley Good .... set dresser
Cydney M. Harris .... set designer (as Cydney Harris)
Chris Hunter .... storyboard artist
Joel Klaff .... draper
Joseph Lastomirsky .... standby painter
Timothy Mann .... set designer
Cyril H. Matthys .... set dresser (as Cyril Matthys)
Anthony Medina .... assistant art director
Mike Monckton .... signwriter
Joel Prihoda .... lead man
Pat Raney .... set designer (as Patrick Raney)
Kerry Sanders .... set designer
Thomas Sedor .... assistant property master
Larry Szymanowski .... scenic foreman
Janet Thalken .... graphic designer
Scott Troha .... set dresser
Juan Vela .... set dresser (as Juan Vela Jr.)
Dan Yates .... scenic artist
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Bill Brown .... sound effects editor
Dorian Cheah .... sound effects editor
Benjamin L. Cook .... sound effects editor (as Benjamin Cook)
Louis Creveling .... dialogue editor
Evan Daum .... assistant sound editor
Mary Erstad .... foley mixer
Sean Fahimian .... assistant dialogue editor
Sean Fahimian .... assistant sound editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Curt Frisk .... sound
Cormac Funge .... supervising sound effects editor
Gregory M. Gerlich .... supervising sound editor
David Grant .... supervising dialogue editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Dean Hovey .... sound editor
Frederick Howard .... sound effects editor
Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor
Thomas Jones .... adr supervisor
John Keating .... consultant: DTS
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
David Mann .... foley editor
Derek Marcil .... re-recording mixer
David Melhase .... sound effects editor
Daniel Richter .... boom operator
John Ross .... re-recording mixer
Lucy Sustar .... foley editor
Thomas Volckmann .... foley editor (as Tom Volckmann)
Mathew Waters .... re-recording mixer
Elmo Weber .... sound effects designer
Daryl Ziemke .... cable
Kelly Vandever .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Ahasay .... special effects foreman
Guy Clayton Jr. .... special effects coordinator
Don Parsons .... special effects foreman
Dieter Sturm .... special effects snowmaker
Yvonne Sturm .... special effects snowmaker
Eddie Szczesniak .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Chantal Botana .... visual effects production manager
Peter Carisi-de Lappe .... digital artist
Julie Goldberg .... visual effects producer
Stephanie Masarsky .... visual effects production manager
André Mazzone .... CGI artist: Image Design, NYC
Kevin Moseley .... visual effects artist
Rick Murphy .... visual effects supervisor
Oliver Rockwell .... digital effects supervisor
Steven Meyer .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Richard Torpey .... chief engineer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jeff Bruno .... stunts
Harold Burns .... stunt performer
John Cann .... stunt performer
John Cann .... stunt rigger
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunt coordinator (as Greg Elam)
Kiante Elam .... stunts
Kirk Elam .... stunts
Kofi Elam .... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts
Kelsee King-Devoreaux .... stunts
Kelsee King-Devoreaux .... utility stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Tom Lowell .... stunts
Irvetta McMurtry .... stunt double
Carl Paoli .... stunts
Don Picard .... stunts
Víctor Quintero .... stunts
Jalon Raney .... stunts
Diane Reneé .... stunts
Kent Shelton .... stunt performer
Robair Sims .... stunts
Michele Thompson .... stunt double
Michele Thompson .... stunts
Russell Towery .... stunts
Alphonse Walter .... stunts
Big Daddy Wayne .... stunts
Brian Christensen .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Barnes .... rigging gaffer
William Birch .... director of photography: second unit
Greg Bubb .... Steadicam operator
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera (as Don Carlson)
Ray Conchado .... grip
Eugene F. Crededio .... chief lighting technician (as Gene Crededio)
Adam C. Eichhorst .... grip
Charles Jimenez .... second company grip
Anthony J. Lullo .... assistant lighting technician (as Anthony Lullo)
Michelle Mann .... camera remote technician
Donald E. Miller .... key grip (as Don Miller)
Frank Miller .... camera operator
John Robert Miller .... dolly grip (as John Miller)
John Pingry .... loader
Richard Sobin .... second assistant camera
Michael P. Weinstein .... still photographer (as Michael Weinstein)
David Lee Paul .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago
Erica Arvold .... casting associate: Chicago
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Elizabeth Lang .... casting associate
Mia Levinson .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria Bruno .... assistant costume designer
Patrick Caulfield .... set costumer
Stella Cottini .... costumer
Gretchen Gain .... costumer
Jennifer Jobst .... costumer
Philip Maldonado .... costumer: men
Gina Panno .... costumer
Heather Pollock .... set costumer
Laurie Riley .... costume supervisor
Barbara Warren .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Chris Boscardin .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Kelley Dixon .... assistant editor: lightworks
Tzarina V. Edillon .... assistant editor
Lisa Linder .... first assistant editor
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Russell Harnden III .... additional editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Brady Breen .... assistant location manager
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... location manager
Don Heap .... location assistant
Kerry Luster .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Emilie A. Bernstein .... orchestrator
Patricia Carlin .... music editor
Kathy Durning .... music editor
Keith Grant .... score recordist
Andy Hill .... music supervisor
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Scott D. Smith .... music playback
 
Transportation Department
William T. Hogan III .... transportation coordinator (as Billy Hogan III)
Danny Maxwell .... transportation captain (as Daniel Maxwell)
J.L. Parker .... transportation coordinator
Robert Wallace .... driver
Jon Cosham .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gilbert Barnhardt .... researcher
Bridgett Baron .... payroll accountant
James J. Burke .... production assistant
Ken Cabrera .... craft service
Lorenzo Caccialanza .... adr loop group
Suzanne Celeste .... dialogue coach
Bonnie Chaney .... assistant accountant
Ray Conchado .... production assistant
Janet L. Contursi .... first aid (as Janet Contursi)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice
Lisa Jean Felski .... accounting clerk
Neisha Folkes-LeMelle .... assistant choreographer (as Neisha Folkes)
Sheila A. House .... production assistant: second unit
Tim Hunter .... post production assistant
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid (as Ross Kulma)
Vanessa Lanier .... extras coordinator
Ernie Malik .... unit publicist
Lysa Moser .... key production accountant
Rosemary Orlando .... assistant production coordinator
Deb K. Oyer .... production coordinator
Brian C. Pawlowski .... key set production assistant
Regina Penn .... production assistant
Sunni-Ali Powell .... production assistant
Joyce Rounds .... animal wrangler
RuDee Sade .... adr artist (as RuDee Lipscomb)
Otis Sallid .... choreographer
Renate Schneuer .... script supervisor
Mike Sudrow .... weapons specialist
Adrienne Swan .... accounting clerk
George L. Tarrant Jr. .... production assistant
Laurel Wolowic .... production secretary
David Yang .... research assistant
Aron Clayton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Howard .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Edwina Travis Chin .... the producers wish to thank (as Edwina Travis-Chin)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for graphic ganster violence, strong language, a scene of sexuality and some nudity
Runtime:
130 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Four actors who had uncredited parts in this film: Andy-John who played Driver #4, Leon 'Lee' Fuller who played Vagrant, Joseph Luis Caballero who played Hector and Dominic Paolo Testa who played Prostitute Patron, co-starred again in uncredited parts the same year in another film, Home Alone 3 (1997). Andy-John as 'Police Officer #1', Fuller as a 'Banker', Caballero as a 'Security Guard' and Testa as a 'Airline Passenger'.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The big gunfight where Madame Queen is nearly killed was not filmed in Harlem, but on S. LaSalle St. in Chicago. Several other shots are not Harlem.See more »
Quotes:
Francine Hughes:I have one question. Why you gotta involve yourself in numbers?
Bumpy Johnson:I mean, what would you have me do? Shine shoes? Carry shoes down at Grand Central? I'm a colored man, and white folks ain't left me nothing out here but the underworld.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Bambi (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
E Lucevon Le StelleSee more »

FAQ

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Why didn't Lulu keep shooting Dutch?
What exactly happens in the end?
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33 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A great film, victim to negative people, 11 February 2003

It seems to me like in today's film world, critics, whether it be Ebert or the viewers, are quick to down a film if it has a large budget. I think Hoodlum fell victim to this epidemic. With a bankroll of wonderful actors and actresses, and some of the best historical recreation of the locations, the movie delivers. The plot was simple, but it doesn't need to be complicated in a gangster flick like this. It was based on real people, so the creators of the film cannot go ballistic on changing the story. Maybe the 'critics' would like it better if it had a little green man who uses the force, or maybe a future crime prevention device. Well, you won't find this here. It's a wonderful, semi-true story about the way things were in Harlem and the surroundings areas back then. Fishburn turned in a wonderful performance, and Roth played a great villian as he always does. Just relax, and take it for what it's meant to be. Entertainment.

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