A Rage in Harlem 1991

Bill Duke
Bobby Crawford and John Toles-Bey, based on the novel by Chester Himes
Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Robin Given, Danny Glover
A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale.


When a beautiful seductress from Mississippi arrives in Harlem with a fortune in gold . . . everyone wants a piece of it. Everyone, that is, except Jackson, a quiet naive man. When he crosses paths with this sexy con artist, he unexpectedly enters a world of greed and decadence where nothing is as it seems.