Hell up in Harlem Poster

Release Date: August 21st, 1997

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2001

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
In Harlem, N.Y., crime boss Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) is gravely injured while escaping a hit ordered by the corrupt district attorney, DiAngelo (Gerald Gordon). As he recovers, his father, Papa Gibbs (Julius W. Harris), assumes control of the gang, which angers Tommy's best henchman, Zach (Tony King), who goes on to collaborate with DiAngelo and frame Papa Gibbs for the murder of Tommy's ex-wife. This sets off a series of bloody betrayals that ricochet within the crime world.

Cast: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry, Margaret Avery, D'Urville Martin, Tony King, Gerald Gordon, Bobby Ramsen

Director: Larry Cohen

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP)

Keywords: Murder, New York City, Office, Los Angeles, Rivalry, 1970s, Rescue, Revenge, Gritty, Father