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Uptown Saturday Night
Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1974 • United States
Starring Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Richard Pryor
Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier directs and stars in this hilarious adventure about a couple of guys who sneak away from their wives for a little fun but get in way over their heads. When Steve (Poitier) and Wardell (Bill Cosby) drop by Madame Zenobia’s underground after-hours nightclub for a little fun, the place gets robbed. Wardell loses his craps winnings, but Steve loses a lottery ticket that turns out to be the winning number. Now, two regular guys take on the head of the local criminal underworld (Harry Belafonte), a swindler congressman (Roscoe Lee Brown), and a dishonest private investigator (Richard Pryor) in a madcap quest to recover the winning ticket.