Harlem Nights


Release Date: November 17, 1989
Running Time: 116 mins.
MPAA Rating: R
Box Office: $58,533,346.00
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Period, Romantic Comedy, Urban


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...

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Eddie Murphy

Richard Pryor

Redd Foxx

Danny Aiello

Michael Lerner

Della Reese

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