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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

John Amos, who plays Kansas City Mack, played Jimmy Walker's father in the television show Good Times (1974). 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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Follows Uptown Saturday Night (1974) See more »

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Let's Do It Again
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by the The Staple Singers
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The guys from Uptown Saturday night are back but this time they are trying to find a get rich quick scheme to raise money
8 July 2005 | by dstgyrlSee all my reviews

This time Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby play 2 friends who belong to a group and were supposed to be raising money. They end up trying to train a boxer to beat the current champ by hypnotizing him. They end up getting their wives involved and Denise Nicholas has the best line of all - "Will you tell that girl to get that thing out of my face before I make her eat it?" THey are so over the top that it makes it even better. The supporting cast is pretty much the same as the previous movie. If nothing else, Sidney Poitier is keeping a lot of black actors employed! Once you get into it, you will truly enjoy it. Jimmy Walker isn't even the best part of the movie.


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