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Let's Do It Again (1975)

Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans, but their tricks attract the mob's attention.

Director:

Sidney Poitier

Writers:

Richard Wesley (screenplay), Timothy March (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Poitier ... Clyde Williams
Bill Cosby ... Billy Foster
Calvin Lockhart ... Biggie Smalls
John Amos ... Kansas City Mack
Jimmie Walker ... Bootney Farnsworth
Ossie Davis ... Elder Johnson
Denise Nicholas ... Beth Foster
Lee Chamberlin ... Dee Dee Williams
Mel Stewart ... Ellison
Julius Harris ... Bubbletop Woodson
Paul Harris ... Jody Tipps (as Paul E. Harris)
Val Avery ... Lt. Bottomley
Morgan Roberts Morgan Roberts ... Fish an' Chips Freddie
Talya Ferro Talya Ferro ... Biggie's Crony #1
Doug Johnson Doug Johnson ... Biggie's Crony #2
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Storyline

Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their method for raising the money involves travelling to New Orleans and rigging a boxing match. Using hypnotism, they turn the scrawny underdog into a super-confident fighting machine. They bet heavily on him, he wins easily, and they return to Atlanta with their money. All is fine until the gangsters conned by these two figure out what happened show up in Atlanta with a grudge. Now Williams and Foster have to rig the fight again so the gangsters can get their money back or they'll be killed. Can they do it again...? Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Taglines:

It's the same two dudes from "Uptown Saturday Night"...but this time they're back with kid dyn-o-mite!

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu Outra Vez See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,800,000, 31 December 1975
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was the sequel to Uptown Saturday Night (1974), and the second time Sidney Poitier directed Bill Cosby. See more »

Quotes

Billy Foster: [singing off-key] Oh Champ! We loves you, yes we do. Oh Champ! We loves you whether you wiiiiiin or loooooose! Oh Champ! Oh Champ! We loves you thiiiiick aaaand
[sings low]
Billy Foster: thiiiiiin!
[Normal voice]
Billy Foster: Get down. Get down.
Ellison: [Turns to Bootney's guards] Call the police.
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Followed by A Piece of the Action (1977) See more »

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I Want To Thank You
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by the The Staple Singers
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"Invincible!"
19 June 2003 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

This is my favorite of the Bill Cosby/Sidney Poitier trilogy from the 70's. The chemistry between these two is fantastic.

Cosby and Poitier are friends and lodge brothers who are trying to save their lodge from demolition. They decide to take the meager building fund and place bets on a boxing match. The catch? The fighter they are going to bet on is a 5 to 1 underdog, and a hapless Jimmie Walker. Walker keeps getting knocked out by his sparring partners! How do they hope to win? Hypnosis!

The actors are all first rate and there is fun all around. These films were a nice contrast to the "Blaxploitation" films of the 70's, as they provided more positive roles for many black actors. John Amos and Calvin Lockhart are rival gangsters who take the bets and then go after Cosby and Poitier. Denise Nicholas shines as Cosby's wife and the always great Ossie Davis is the leader of the lodge.

Fans of the Cosby Show may be surprised by Cosby in these films. There is a great scene where Cosby and Nicholas engage in a bit of "dirty" talk in a restaurant. This is not Cliff and Claire Huxtable!

Poitier directed these films and shows great ability. The scenes are staged well and the shots are never dull. It's a shame he didn't direct more.

This film is worth it, if only for the scenes of Cosby trying to pass himself off as a gangster. His outfit has to be seen to be believed. Check this and Uptown Saturday Night and A Piece of the Action sometime.


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