A Rage in Harlem

Synopsis: A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Bill Duke
Production: HBO Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

Ha ha ha!

It's gold,

just like they said.

Yes, sir!

Gold, gold! Ha ha!

Really, really fine.

Well, I must admit,

you boys got a lot of nerve...

pulling a mining robbery

like that.

In broad daylight, no less!

Yeah, shooting up

all them good white folks.

Well, it comes with

the territory.

Ha ha! Well, gentlemen...

I'm prepared to go

10,000 apiece.

- What?

- What you talking, $10,000?

No, we agreed.

$200,000 on delivery.

It seems to me

things have changed.

Right now, this ore is hotter

than Memphis in July.

Now, you boys got to

turn it into cold cash.

There's only two people

who can do that...

and I'm one of them.

I suggest you take my offer.

Lester, you trying to cheat us,

you cheap bastard.

Hush up, baby girl.

I'll handle this.

You're trying to cheat us,

you dirty bastard...

and I'm very disappointed

in you.

Well, boy, I'll tell you,

take it or leave it.

It ain't gonna go

this way, Lester.

You think about it again.

Drop your hands!

Drop your damn hands!

- Get your hands down!

- Move over! Move over!

That's right.

I don't do business with n*ggers

who pull guns on me.

Lester, baby...

you gone and picked

the wrong n*ggers...

to call n*ggers.

What the hell is

that thing on your nose?

It's distracting.

Ought to be removed.

My man Jodie here,

he's an expert cosmic surgeon.

- Ha ha ha!

- Yeah!

Ain't you, Jodie?

Oh, yeah! I-I-let me

have a look-see, Slim.

Oh, that's dog ugly.

- Ugly!

- Ugly, mm-hmm!

- Lester, it's gotta go.

- Gotta go.


No killing, Slim.

Who's the other fence, Lester?


Pop go the weasel.


You n*ggers rot in hell!

Doctor, I think you ought

to sterilize that wound.

Don't use that acid, Slim!

Go on around.

No! No! It's Easy Money

up in Harlem!

Easy Money?

The dude that own the Royale?

That's him! I swear!

Get that acid away from my face!

Bo! Get our sh*t

and get the hell outta here.

Come on, y'all, let's go.

- Slim...

- What?

You're gonna kill him,

ain't you?

Go help Bo.

You promised me no more killing!

Get the hell outta here.

Always got to run your mouth!

Come on, Hank.

Let's see if we can fry him

like a pork chop.

- Burn him!

- Ha ha ha!

Lester, you're gonna

look like sloppy chitlins.


- It's the sheriff!

- You set us up!

Y'all got ten seconds

to get your ass out here!


God damn it, it's Lester!

Shoot the bastards!




F*** you, n*gger!

- Aaah!

- Back up!

Stop her! No!

Don't let her get away!

Help me, somebody. Mmm!

Christy, you forgot

your Hula-Hoop!

Young and tender inspiration!

Dirty old man.


thank you for letting me

wake up in my right mind.


last night

after depositing $4.25..

Of my hard-earned money

into my bank account...

I passed the $1,500 mark...

my new balance

now being $1,500.25.

Thank you for

making me provident...

and for not putting

obstacles in my way.

Such as... women.


And they snatched her purse

right off her arm.

Lord have mercy.

I don't know what's wrong

with these children today.

Nothing that a good ass-kicking

wouldn't help.

You go right ahead.

Thank you, honey.

You got manners to spare.

His mama

really raised him right.

Well, I hope he enjoyed himself.

She probably the only woman

he'll ever have.

Sorry. All full up.

As salaam alaikum, my brother.

What are you

saying to me, Claude X?

You speak English to me.

You just say hello.

Hell is low, brother man.

That's much better,

and very true.

Rodney, meet me over on 110!

- Jackson!

- You're late!

I'm sorry.

- Jackson!

- Yes, sir?

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