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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.

Director:

Sidney Poitier

Writer:

Richard Wesley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Poitier ... Steve Jackson
Bill Cosby ... Wardell Franklin
Harry Belafonte ... Geechie Dan Beauford
Flip Wilson ... The Reverend
Richard Pryor ... Sharp Eye Washington
Calvin Lockhart ... Silky Slim
Rosalind Cash ... Sarah Jackson
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Congressman Lincoln
Paula Kelly ... Leggy Peggy
Lee Chamberlin ... Madame Zenobia
Johnny Sekka ... Geechie's Henchman
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Slim's Henchman #1
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ... Irma Franklin
Don Marshall ... Slim's Henchman #2
Harold Nicholas ... Little Seymour Pettigrew
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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

Flip Wilson's first film performance. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase when Steve (Sidney Poitier) was on top of the car he was able to knock out one of Geechie's henchmen with a hammer has the window was open. However later during the chase Steve decided to knock out all the windows with the hammer and somehow the window was now closed. See more »

Quotes

Steve Jackson: You see what I saw?
Wardell Franklin: Yes, I saw what you saw, and don't be worrying about nothin' 'cause the dude mess with me, I'm gonna knock him out.
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Referenced in American Masters: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Uptown Saturday Night
Music by Tom Scott
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Sung by Dobie Gray
Produced by Mentor Williams
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Movie about friends who try to get money the best way they know how and what ensues afterwards
8 July 2005 | by dstgyrlSee all my reviews

This was the first of 3 movies with Sidney Poitier and Billy Cosby. They have great chemistry as they move through this story of friends spending a night out and then get robbed. They were not supposed to be there in the first place. The supporting stars provide great comic relief. The wives in the movie are great women of African American theater. Harry Belafonte does a hilarious send up of Marlon Brando from "The Godfather". Flip Wilson and Richard Pryor also have parts in the movie and are hilarious. There are a number of great scenes with bill and Sidney running and escaping the gangsters and the end is definitely worth it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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