A beautiful black gangster’s moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout Read More »
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Street of No Return (1989) Samuel Fuller, Keith Carradine, Valentina Vargas, Bill Duke, Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
A rock star-turned-bum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman Read More »
This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50’s, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband’s graves together and talk about perspective lives.
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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”.
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