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Hoodlum

This period gangster picture attempts to do for 1930s Harlem and real-life numbers impresario Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) what the GODFATHER trilogy did for the Mafia, but director Bill Duke undermines it at every turn, shifting tone fr… (more)

Released: 1997

Rating: R

TV Guide Rating:(10 ratings)

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01:32 — In the 1930s, two gangs fought for control of illegal gaming in the Big Apple. One was headed by the black godfather Bumpy Johnson, the other by the i (more…)

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This period gangster picture attempts to do for 1930s Harlem and real-life numbers impresario Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) what the GODFATHER trilogy did for the Mafia, but director Bill Duke undermines it at every turn, shifting tone fr… (more)

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