Hoodlum (1997)
poster Hoodlum
IMDb Rating:
6.3/10 (9924 votes)

Country:United States, 130 minutes

Spoken Languages:English

Genre(s):Drama, Crime

Director(s):Bill Duke

Video Codec:Unknown

Number: 641

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".

Laurence Fishburne (as Bumpy Johnson), Tim Roth (as Dutch Schultz), Vanessa Williams (as Francine Hughes), Andy Garcia (as Lucky Luciano), Cicely Tyson (as Stephanie St. Clair)

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1