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A Rage in Harlem (1991)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 3 May 1991 (USA)
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A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Duke

Writers:

Chester Himes (novel), John Toles-Bey (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Jackson
Gregory Hines ... Goldy
Robin Givens ... Imabelle
Zakes Mokae ... Big Kathy
Danny Glover ... Easy Money
Badja Djola ... Slim
John Toles-Bey ... Jodie
Tyler Collins Tyler Collins ... Teena
Ron Taylor ... Hank
Samm-Art Williams Samm-Art Williams ... Gus Parsons
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Coffin Ed
Willard E. Pugh ... Claude X
Helen Martin ... Mrs. Canfield
Wendell Pierce ... Louis
T.K. Carter ... Smitty
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Storyline

A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

In the next 24 hours they'll have to outrun the law, outsmart the mob and outshoot the competition.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rage in Harlem - La reine des pommes See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,458,080, 5 May 1991

Gross USA:

$10,438,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,438,504
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Palace Pictures, Miramax See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Da Lench Mob sampled the line, "We'll shut this motherfucker down!" for the song "Ain't Got No Class" from their 1992 debut album "Guerillas in the Mist." See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the 1950's but if you look out of the train window in the last scene you'll see 1990's cars. See more »

Quotes

Goldy: Did you hear what they said? There's gold in Harlem!
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Fantastic period piece
28 January 2012 | by papanobSee all my reviews

I am totally surprised at the low rating of this film.I read numerous critic reviews to find that it was well received.I have a fondness for offbeat films and find myself at odds with critical reviews most of the time but in this case we choose to agree.I signed up to counter the one star rating left by the person who was afraid of what his girlfriend would think of him for taking her on a date to see this movie.(jeez)About the film...I was lucky enough to stumble across a print a while back,I was always a fan of "Cotten come to Harlem "and found this film much more enjoyable due to it's superb direction,well made sets and an excellent cast.The movie starts with a bang and never lets up.At times you will cringe and laugh at the same time,you get to see a famous blues player perform in a nightclub(EXCELLENT)and of course the best shot of Robin Given's butt ever committed to film.I loved it!!!!


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