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Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

Steve Jackson (Sidney Poitier) and Wardell Franklin (Bill Cosby) are customers in a nightclub that is held up by thieves and the duo are robbed of their wallets and jewellery.

Meanwhile, Steve wins $50,000 in a lottery – but his winning ticket is in his stolen wallet!

Keeping everything secret from his wife (Rosalind Cash), Steve and his pal Wardell set out to find the criminals, enlisting the aid of a fumbling investigator, a politician and a preacher to track down the thieves.


Steve Jackson
Sidney Poitier
Wardell Franklin
Bill Cosby
Geechie Dan Beauford
Harry Belafonte
Sharp Eye Washington
Richard Pryor
Leggy Peggy
Paula Kelly
Sarah Jackson
Rosalind Cash
Congressman Lincoln
Roscoe Lee Browne
Madame Zenobia
Lee Chamberlain
Irma Franklin
Ketty Lester
Geechie’s Henchman
Johnny Sekka
Silky Slim
Calvin Lockhart
The Reverend
Flip Wilson
Little Seymour
Harold Nicholas

Sidney Poitier