Hoodlum


2h 10m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Story begins as Bumby Johnson is released from Sing Sing and returns to Harlem where he becomes the bodyguard for Queen St Clair, the head of the Harlem numbers racket. Her business makes big money, attracting the interest of "Dutch" Schultz who, under the eyes of Lucky Luciano, decides to move in o

Film Details

Also Known As
Arruaceiros, Os, Gangster, El
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Crime
Drama
Period
Thriller
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

Story begins as Bumby Johnson is released from Sing Sing and returns to Harlem where he becomes the bodyguard for Queen St Clair, the head of the Harlem numbers racket. Her business makes big money, attracting the interest of "Dutch" Schultz who, under the eyes of Lucky Luciano, decides to move in on her territory. When Schultz conspires with the New York City special prosecutor against organized crime to have her arrested and jailed, Johnson takes over the business. It is not long before Schultz and Johnson are head to head, the former a psychopath and the latter, Robin Hood.

Film Details

Also Known As
Arruaceiros, Os, Gangster, El
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Crime
Drama
Period
Thriller
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for two 1997 NAACP Image Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Laurence Fishburne).

Released in United States Summer August 27, 1997

Released in United States on Video January 6, 1998

Released in United States August 1997

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (in competition) in New York City (Guild 50 Theatre) August 20-24, 1997.

Feature film acting debut for Boyz II Men vocalist Michael McCrary.

Began shooting June 19, 1996.

Completed shooting September 1, 1996.

Released in United States Summer August 27, 1997

Released in United States on Video January 6, 1998

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (in competition) in New York City (Guild 50 Theatre) August 20-24, 1997.)