Uptown Saturday Night

  • 1974
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy

A fine comedy starring and directed by Sidney Poitier, who plays a bored factory worker. He, along with his taxi-driving friend, Cosby, decides to live it up one night, and they venture into a seedy, illegal, underground gambling den for some fun. While they are at the club, gangsters hold up the guests, making off with jewelry, cash, and wallets. When...read more

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A fine comedy starring and directed by Sidney Poitier, who plays a bored factory worker. He, along with his taxi-driving friend, Cosby, decides to live it up one night, and they venture into a seedy, illegal, underground gambling den for some fun. While they are at the club, gangsters hold

up the guests, making off with jewelry, cash, and wallets. When Poitier and Cosby learn that the lottery ticket in Poitier's stolen wallet happens to be worth $50,000, the desperate friends plunge headfirst into the criminal underworld to retrieve it. Pryor turns up as an incompetent private eye,

Wilson is a preacher, Browne plays a shady black congressman, and Belafonte steals the movie with a hilarious parody of Marlon Brando's "Godfather" as the mobster who owns the town. The film spawned two sequels: LET'S DO IT AGAIN and A PIECE OF THE ACTION.

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  • Released: 1974
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: A fine comedy starring and directed by Sidney Poitier, who plays a bored factory worker. He, along with his taxi-driving friend, Cosby, decides to live it up one night, and they venture into a seedy, illegal, underground gambling den for some fun. While th… (more)

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