Saturday, September 24, 2011
I love the movie Harlem Nights. Even though it is kinda sorta before my time. I was only 2 or 3 when it came out but i have loved it since i was a kid. Obviously, it is not the kind of movie a child should be watching so your guess is as good as mine in regards to how i ever came to see the film. Tons of violence, sex, and profanity to go around. They said the word "fuck" over 130 times in the movie lol
One thing i've never been able to figure out though is if its supposed to be a drama with a little bit of comedy or a comedy with a little bit of drama. Almost everyone in the movie is a comedian and without a doubt half the time when they were supposed to be serious it ended up being a hilarious moment. So i don't really know but all i can say is the movie is a certified classic with a serious cast. Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Robin Harris, Arsenio Hall, Thomas Mikal Ford, Della Reese, Lela Rochon, Jasmine Guy, Charlie Murphy, Miguel Nunez, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner...I can't even imagine how much they spent paying all these folks.
Reason why i wrote this is because it just so happens to be on BET right now and even though i missed half of it, i still decided to sit down and watch it. Below are some of my favorite scenes from the movie. Gotta love youtube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_h93r2PKEs -This is probably single handedly the funniest ish i've ever seen in my life. If i don't remember anything else from this movie, this will ALWAYS be the scene i remember!