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Movie Details

Title:   Hell Up in Harlem
Director:   Larry Cohen
Year:   1973
Genre:   Soul Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.03.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- Black Caesar
- Q: The Winged Serpent

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
06.03.07Netflix AKA Black Caesar's Sweet Revenge. In this one, instead of dying at the end, Fred WIlliamson lives and gets better so he can take revenge on the people who double crossed him last time. sort of. A lot of it also deals with Julius Harris playing his dad, who he brings into the mob life. And then it kind of goes all over the place. This movie was kind of fun, but to be honest I was much more entertained by Cohen's commentary track where he talks about issues in making the movie like how both he and Williamson were working on separate movies during the week and found ways to make this on the weekends and how Fred's actually doubled in most of the NYC scenes and the usual wild west kind of antics with stealing shots and getting lucky with the location photography. It's also refreshing though to hear someone adit to shortcomings in the film and pass on nuggests of wisdom that he learned (like don't put your friends in your movie because then you'll feel bad about cutting them). So for me the commentary made the movie more interesting than it was.
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