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Uptown Saturday Night (26-Jul-1974)

Director: Sidney Poitier

Writer: Richard Wesley

Keywords: Comedy, Lottery

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Belafonte
1-Mar-1927   Calypso singer
Roscoe Lee Browne
2-May-1925 11-Apr-2007 Character actor, 1960s to 2000s
Rosalind Cash
31-Dec-1938 31-Oct-1995 The Omega Man
Lee Chamberlin
14-Feb-1938 30-May-2014 The Electric Company
Bill Cosby
12-Jul-1937   Comedy fixture, accused rapist
Paula Kelly
21-Oct-1943   Sweet Charity
Calvin Lockhart
18-Sep-1934 29-Mar-2007 Uptown Saturday Night
Harold Nicholas
27-Mar-1921 3-Jul-2000 Tapdancer, The Nicholas Brothers
Sidney Poitier
20-Feb-1927   In The Heat Of The Night
Richard Pryor
1-Dec-1940 10-Dec-2005 Stand-up comic, Stir Crazy
Flip Wilson
8-Dec-1933 25-Nov-1998 The Flip Wilson Show


Review by anonymous (posted on 6-Feb-2007)

The choir music alone took my breath away. Bill Cosby is at his best playing a dude "from off the corners", and Sidney Poitier as the straight man. Hilarious!!!!! Harry Belafonte and Calvin Lockhart were outstanding also. I noticed how there was no real violence. In the scene in the warehouse with Geechie Dan and his cronies, no never really get the sense that that they will blow these two away. Also, one of the funniest scenes happens at that warehouse when the thugs attempt to take Cosby and Poitier out to kill them and they resist, for a lack of a better word. Funny as hell!

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