UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

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UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

Sidney Poitier
USA, 1974
Fiction, 104min, OF

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

Sidney Poitier
USA, 1974
Fiction, 104min, OF

Cast: 
Sidney Poitier
Steve Jackson
Bill Cosby
Wardell Franklin
Harry Belafonte
Geechie Dan Beauford
Flip Wilson
Reverend
Richard Pryor
Sharp Eye Washington
Calvin Lockhart
Silky Slim
Roscoe Lee Browne
Congressman Lincoln
Screenplay: 
Richard Wesley
Sound: 
George A. Maly
Frank C. Regula
Harry W. Tetric
Camera: 
Fred J. Koenekamp
Editor: 
Pembroke J. Herring
Composer: 
Tom Scott
Decoration: 
Alfred Sweeney

Production: 
First Artists Verdon Productions
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Steve Jackson is a factory worker. One evening, when boredom gets the best of him, Steve and his pal Wardell decide to go to an underground gambling club to have some fun. While they are there the place is held-up and Steve’s wallet is stolen. When Steve and Wardell learn that the wallet contains a winning lottery ticket, the friends go on a desperate search to find it. Shape Eye Washington, an incompetent private eye, is enlisted to aid them in their search through the criminal underworld where they come up against Geechie Dan Beauford, the mobster who runs the town. Belafonte, in a hilarious parody of Marlon Brando in The Godfather, steals the show. The movie was a huge success and led to two sequels, Let’s Do It Again and A Piece of the Action, both also directed by Poitier. (Linda Rasmussen)