It's a turf battle over the mean streets of Harlem between Italian mobsters and the black hoodlums living in the neighborhood run by "Big Tony" (Frank DeKove). The fighting becomes intense as each side tries to push the other out, with both groups bringing in their best hit men. Watch for a brutal transvestite mobster who kills with her high-heeled shoes.
Feeling great...Walking tall...Hit my number, That's all!
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Opening credits show the title of the movie as "Jive Turkey" See more
The production company name in the opening credits has a typo: Ranson, for Ransom. See more
What are we going to do to settle this mess, anyway? The Chicago bosses are tired of waiting. I'm tired, you're tired. What's the solution?
I thought perhaps you might have some ideas. You Italians were always better at that kind of thinking than us poor colored folks.
you're too much. You know, if you knew what I was thinking right now... I've hated you for a long, long time, Hakim and right now at this moment I've got you right here in my hand. I could kill you, you know that. I ...
Just before the end credits, superimposed on the freeze frame of a dead man, three letters flash in succession: THE - DEAD - END. See more