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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 »

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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 pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime

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

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Also Known As:

A Rage in Harlem - La reine des pommes  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,438,504
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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 »

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