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Harlem Nights
Harlem Nights
Actors: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner
Director: Eddie Murphy
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 56min

Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 02/03/2009 Run time: 115 minutes Rating: R
     
     

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Actors: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner
Director: Eddie Murphy
Creators: Eddie Murphy, Woody Omens, Mark Lipsky, Ralph S. Singleton, Ray Murphy Jr., Robert D. Wachs
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1989
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1989
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 56min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Harlem Nights Reigns Supreme
-renee- | 05/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Harlem Nights is without equal in the African American film list. It is a great story which pokes humour at the disparities in America. Who wouldn't find Eddie Murphy,Redd Foxx, and Richard Pryor funny? The movie is a classic. Even the scenes where they poke fun at the champ are hilarious. Della Reese is masterful. Harlem Nights is a great film. The language may be excessive at times but what else could you expect from Pryor and Murphy. Eddie Murphy continues to be a genius and one of the best comedians of all time. If you don't own a copy of Harlem Nights buy it, watch it and love it. It is wonderful."
One of the Greatest Films Ever Made
Huey Freeman | 01/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Harlem Nights is one of the best movies ever made. It's a great period piece from the "roaring 20's". It has a cast of some of the greatest comic geniuses from every generation. Redd Foxx is classically funny in his usual manner paired with Della Reese; their exchange of witty banter throughout the entire movie leaves you cracking a smile. Eddie Murphy is as smooth as ever in one of his funniest films. Richard Pryor uses his subtle class to hold this one together. I know some of the language can be a bit much to some people who are not used to it being used as humor. A lot of critics did not think that this movie lived up to the cast involved in it. I am not sure what they were thinking that it should be. It couldn't have been any funnier. It has class, style, great costumes, good dialogue...great charisma between the actor/actresses. I think that if the critics didnt try to be so politically correct all of the time...they might have enjoyed this movie for what it is. Just good old fashioned fun."
One of my favorites
Huey Freeman | Anywhere | 12/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of my personal top 5 movies. I have no idea how many times I've watched it, but its funny to me each and every time. What a star-studded cast -- and they all come through with great performances.

I wish they had kept this group together for another movie project. It is priceless to watch the alpha dog trailblazers in Black standup work together - Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy. Simply amazing.

I highly recommend this movie, if you haven't already figured that out."
Very entertaining.
Huey Freeman | 03/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A very funny movie which will become a classic. I have seen the movie at least 10 times. Hopefully one day it will be on DVD. The television version takes away some of the comedic dialogue. This all star cast that includes comedy greats such as Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and celebrities such as Della Reese, and Arsenio Hall. It is almost certain to become a much sought after collectable."