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Harlem Nights
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5.8 IMDB rating

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Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Sugar Ray
Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx

Bennie Wilson
Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello

Phil Cantone
Michael Lerner

Michael Lerner

Bugsy Calhoune
Stan Shaw

Stan Shaw

Jack Jenkins


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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

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An average movie

1 year, 3 months ago at Sep 17 21:55
Even though I wasn't expecting much, since it was one of the last movies starring Eddie Murphy which I hadn't seen yet, I thought I might as well give it a try. Like many other actors, Murphy thought he could be a director and with this project, he went all the way, as he produced, wrote the whole thing and even played the lead character. He even managed to get his big idol, Richard Pryor, to get ... read more

"ANOTHER CLUNKER OF A LEMON STAR VEHICLE"

5 years, 3 months ago at Sep 2 5:40
by Dane Youssef


"When an actor asks you to read his script, your heart sinks. The number of scripts I've been given by actors that are so unbelievably terrible! It's well known that actors are lousy writers." --Richard E. Grant.


Words to live by. Especially in Hollywood.


I was kind of looking forward to this one. I enjoy Eddie M... read more
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Release date: 17 November 1989
UPC: 097363231646
Comedy (6), Crime (4), Drama (4), 1980s (2), 1989 (2), Romance (2), Eddie Murphy (2), Gangster (2), 80's (1), Black (1), 1980's (1), 80s (1), Harlem (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 3 months ago

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DANE YOUSSEF posted a review 5 years, 3 months ago

"ANOTHER CLUNKER OF A LEMON STAR VEHICLE"

“by Dane Youssef

"When an actor asks you to read his script, your heart sinks. The number of scripts I've been given by actors that are so unbelievably terrible! It's well known that actors are lousy writers." --Richard E. Grant.

Words to live by. Especially in Hollywood.

I was kind of looking forward to this one. I enjoy Eddie Murphy and I love it when a star hand-makes a vehicle for themselves or when someone who writes decides to mark their own directorial debut. But when the star's head gets too big for the rest of his body, there's always a danger of a big-budgeted Hollywood vanity production.

Will the filmmaker keep it real… or will he just waste amounts of money (the studio's and ours) and time (the studio's, our and his own) patting himself” read more