Harlem Nights | 1989

Drama, Comedy
The story of a bar owner during the depression. And how he must overcome corrupt policemen and gangsters in order to stay in business.
Director: Eddie Murphy
Writers: Eddie Murphy
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. | full awards »

Cast

... Mr E M Quick

Actor

... Sugar Ray

Actor

... Bennie Wilson

Actor

... Phil Cantone

Actor

... Bugsy Calhoune

Actor

... Vera

Actor

... Annie

Actor

... Jack Jenkins

Actor

... Dominique LaRue

Actor

... Richie Vento

Actor

... Sunshine

Actor

... Tony

Actor

Company

Cinema Research Corporation

Production Company

Color Me Bright

Production Company

Eddie Murphy Productions Inc

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Synopsis

Jive with two of Hollywood's greatest funnymen in this cool comedy caper! Written and directed by Eddie Murphy, "Harlem Nights" (1989) co-stars all-time great Richard Pryor, as these two comic geniuses head back into the 1930s in this action-packed adventure. Murphy is Quick, Pryor is Sugar Ray, and the two run a sleek Harlem gambling house filled with gorgeous gals and smooth-talking card sharps. Quick and Ray soon discover they have an adversary in gangster Bugsy Calhoun, who wants the club for himself, and is using a corrupt cop and an alluring femme fatale to do the dirty work for him. But the streetwise father and son are not easily duped, and instead hatch a plan to teach the mobster a lesson he'll never forget.

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