Plot & Details
Eddie Murphy, in addition to starring as Quick, the son of 1930s Harlem gambling-house proprietor Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor), also wrote and directed the film. The plotline details the combined efforts of Quick and Sugar Ray to prevent white gangster Bugsy Calhoune (Michael Lerner) from muscling in on their operation. The supporting players include Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello and Jasmine Guy.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 118min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/17/1989
- DVD Release Date: 01/29/2002
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): Eddie Murphy
- Starring: Eddie Murphy , Richard Pryor , Redd Foxx , Danny Aiello , Michael Lerner
- Themes: Underdogs,Cons and Scams,Dishonor Among Thieves
- Tone: Stylized,Easygoing,Humorous,Nostalgic
- Keywords: corruption, gangster, killing, nightclub, orphan, seduction, business-takeover, con/scam, friendship, robbery
- Country of Origin: USA (11-17-1989)
- Language: English