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    The movie chronicles the rise and moral destruction of genteel African American crime lord Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson, the former king of the 1930's Harlem numbers racket and their fights with Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.
    Duration: 130 min
    Quality: HD
    Release: 1997
    IMDb: 6.3
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  • Actors of "Hoodlum"

  • Characters of "Hoodlum"

    Bumpy Johnson. Character of Hoodlum
    Dutch Schultz. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Tim Roth
    Francine Hughes. Character of Hoodlum
    Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Andy Garcia
    Stephanie St. Clair. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Cicely Tyson
    Illinois Gordon. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Chi McBride
    Bub Hewlett. Character of Hoodlum
    Thomas Dewey. Character of Hoodlum
    Sulie. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Queen Latifah
    Whispers. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Paul Benjamin
    Bo Weinberg. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Joe Guzaldo
    Tee-Ninchy. Character of Hoodlum
    Vallie. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: John Toles-Bey
    Waldo. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Kevyn Morrow
    Duke Ellington. Character of Hoodlum
    Played by: Tony Rich
  • Directors of "Hoodlum"

    Bill Duke. Director of Hoodlum
    Bill Duke
    Birthdate: 26 February 1943, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
  • Creators of "Hoodlum"

    Chris Brancato. Director of Hoodlum
    Chris Brancato
  • Critic Reviews of "Hoodlum"

    USA Today
    January 01, 2000

    The Sting-like ending with its crosses and double-crosses could have been better handled, but there are plenty of other payoffs.
    February 14, 2009

    This slow-going, talky film is in a constant struggle to hold the audience's interest.

    Flipside Movie Emporium
    November 01, 2002

    It contains nothing of any lingering interest. On the other hand, Laurence Fishburne may be the only man on the planet who makes that mustache look good.

    Film Journal International
    January 01, 2000

    A collection of elements rather than a distinct story, the film takes what should have been a fresh perspective on the genre and paints by numbers.

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