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Harlem Nights Movie

Movie Review for Harlem Nights


An 80's movie of gangsters and pranksters. Set in the 1920s, you’ll meet unscrupulous characters with crime and corruption on their minds.

Harlem Nights DVD


Harlem Nights is set in 1920s where a business-owner Sugar Ray (played by Richard Pryor) runs an illegal casino. There are a lot of gangsters that want to see him go out of business and they would stop at nothing.

In the movie Harlem Nights, Eddie Murphy stars as Sugar Ray’s partner and son, Quick. Quick wants to fight off the gangsters that are threatening Sugar Ray’s business, but Sugar Ray has other plans for them.


Quick - Eddie Murphy
Sugar Ray - Richard Pryor
Bennie Wilson - Redd Foxx
Phil Cantone - Danny Aiello
Bugsy Calhoune - Michael Lerner
Vera - Della Reese
Annie - Berlinda Tolber
Jack Jenkins - Stan Shaw
Dominique La Rue - Jasmine Guy
Richie Vento - Vic Polizos
Sunshine - Lela Rochon
Tony - David Marciano
Crying Man - Arsenio
Tommy Smalls - Thomas Mikal Ford
Willie - Uncle Ray Murphy


The F-word profanity is said at least 133 times in Harlem Nights.

Actor Eddie Murphy wrote, directed, and acted in Harlem Nights.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Harlem Nights was released to theatres on 11/17/1989 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $60,857,262 at the box office in the US.

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