Harlem Nights

Synopsis: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangsters and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1930s, any dastardly trick is fair.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Eddie Murphy
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

bastard like him?

Maybe she likes fat guys.

Want to check them out?

I think I will.

Just check her out. I mean, don't f*ck

with her. You'll get in trouble.

- May I be of some assistance?

- No, no. Not at all, Mr Quick.

We're just enjoying the night out.

- You boys ain't open tonight?

- We wanted a change of atmosphere.

I'm sure you understand that,

Mr Quick.

My name is Quick.

My name is Dominique La Rue,

Mr Quick.

- Charmed to make your acquaintance.

- La Rue, that's a French name, right?

Creole. Born and raised in Louisiana.

Is that right?

- Tommy Smalls.

- Sugar Ray.

How's the laugh?

I don't believe we've met.

- Dominique La Rue.

- Tommy, would you like a table?

Please. Thank you very much.

Curtis! Get Mr Smalls and his party

one of our best tables.

You got it, sir. Right this way.

- Didn't I ask you not to mess with her?

- I just said hi.

I know, but you got a way of saying hi.

Just check them out.

All right. I'm cool.

Ray, I think you'd better

go over to Bennie's crap table.

- People are complaining about him.

- Why?

- His glasses.

- I got them yesterday.

I know, but he won't wear them.

He says he don't need to.

No more bets.

The dice are coming out. Let them roll.

- The point is four.

- It was seven, man!

I'm sorry, forgive me. That's a seven.

Pay everybody. All right.

Dice coming out. Get your bets down.

All right, shake them up.

- Five is the point.

- Five? That is a nine, man!

I've got something in my eye.

- Get it out, you blind motherfucker!

- No more 'motherfuckers', you hear?

We're going to shoot the dice now.

Get your bets down.

- Eleven.

- What's the matter with you?

That's six, man!

- Don't scream.

- What are you doing?

- How's it going, Bennie?

- Real good.

Wally, take over for Bennie.

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Eddie Murphy

Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.Murphy's work as a voice actor in films includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in DreamWorks' Shrek series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. He has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Norbit, and Meet Dave. As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and $6.6 billion worldwide. In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest grossing actor in the United States.In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. more…

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