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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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1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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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 »

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Trivia

One of the stipulations that screenwriters William Horberg and John Toles-Bey had was that the film had to be directed by a black director. 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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Connections

Follows Come Back Charleston Blue (1972) See more »

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Great cast
19 January 2021 | by mylancer03See all my reviews

People who have not lived the black experience have no idea what they are experiencing in this movie. The characters are true to form from my black experience growing up in the 50's


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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