Hoodlum | 1997

Drama, Crime
The story of two rival gangs, one black one white. Fighting over illlegal gambling and gaming in Harlem during the 1930s.

Cast

... Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson

Actor

... Dutch Schultz

Actor

... Francine Hughes

Actor

... Lucky Luciano

Actor

... Stephanie "Queen" St Clair

Actor

... Bub Hewlett

Actor

... Illinois Gordon

Actor

... Osgood

Actor

... Thomas E Dewey

Actor

... Pigfoot Mary

Actor

... Sulie

Actor

... Albert Salke

Actor

Company

Hometown Films

Production Company

United Artists Films

Studio

Synopsis

Story begins as Bumby Johnson is released from Sing Sing and returns to Harlem where he becomes the bodyguard for Queen St Clair, the head of the Harlem numbers racket. Her business makes big money, attracting the interest of "Dutch" Schultz who, under the eyes of Lucky Luciano, decides to move in on her territory. When Schultz conspires with the New York City special prosecutor against organized crime to have her arrested and jailed, Johnson takes over the business. It is not long before Schultz and Johnson are head to head, the former a psychopath and the latter, Robin Hood.

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