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Hoodlum (1997)  link to Hoodlum on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2156

poster Hoodlum

IMDb Rating:
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6.2/10 (7710 votes)

Also known as: Gangster book 8

Country: USA, 130 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Dutch

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Short,

Director(s): Bill Duke

Storyline:
The film focuses on the war of two gangs in 1930s Harlem for the control of illegal gaming - one headed by black strategic godfather Bumpy Johnson and another by white ruthless hothead Dutch Schultz. Negotiations proposed by white syndicate boss Lucky Luciano never get under way, blood flows and Johnson gets jailed. When Johnson is paroled, he gets the work of enforcer for mighty Stephanie "The Queen" St. Clair. She is also jailed for racketeering and when she leaves she makes him promise "no violence".

Cast:

photo Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne Bumpy Johnson
photo Tim Roth Tim Roth Dutch Schultz
photo Vanessa Williams Vanessa Williams Francine Hughes
photo Andy Garcia Andy Garcia Lucky Luciano
photo Cicely Tyson Cicely Tyson Stephanie St. Clair

Medium: Original DVD,

Location: USA

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1