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Starring Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Andy Garcia, Cicely Tyson and Chi McBride, "Hoodlum" (also known as "Harlem, N.Y.C.") is a Crime/Drama film directed by Bill Duke, released in the USA on August 27 of 1997.

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Who directed "Hoodlum":

Hoodlum was directed by Bill Duke, an American actor, director, and producer.

Before Hoodlum, Bill Duke had directed Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, released in 1993, The Cemetery Club (1993), Deep Cover (1992), A Rage in Harlem (1991). Since, he directed Cover, released in 2007, Not Easily Broken (2009).

When was "Hoodlum" released:

Hoodlum was first released on Wednesday, August 27, 1997, in the United States. Also released on this day were Snow White: A Tale of Terror (dir. Michael Cohn), She's So Lovely (dir. Nick Cassavetes), and U Turn (dir. Oliver Stone). This was twenty-two (22) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, September 26, 1997 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, March 25, 1998 in France; Friday, May 01, 1998 in Italy; Friday, December 05, 1997 in Spain and on Thursday, February 19, 1998 in Australia.

What is the casting of "Hoodlum":

At the casting of Hoodlum we find Laurence Fishburne, previously seen in Fled (1996) and Othello (1995); Tim Roth (Gridlock'd (1997), Everyone Says I Love You (1996)); Vanessa Williams (Eraser (1996), Drop Squad (1994)) [ more... ]

  • Laurence Fishburne, Ed O'Ross and J.W. Smith also appeared together in Red Heat, released in 1988.
  • David Darlow and Joe Guzaldo, Eddie Bo Smith Jr. also appeared in The Fugitive, released in 1993.
  • J.W. Smith and Laurence Fishburne, Clarence Williams III have all also be seen in Deep Cover, released in 1992.
  • Vanessa Williams and Loretta Devine can be seen in Punks, released in 2000.

What is the Storyline of "Hoodlum":

Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson is paroled from Sing Sing by the warden, who is impressed by Johnson's conduct while incarcerated, but believes Johnson does not regret committing the murder that sent him to prison. Johnson returns to Harlem and reunites with friends, most notably Illinois Gordon. Johnson is quickly established as a highly respected member of the community, and his friends include Stephanie "Madam Queen" St. Clair, who runs the numbers racket in Harlem despite competition from the Italian [...]

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