Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 28 Jun 2009
Chester Himes remains one of the most popular African American writers of his generation and, along with Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, one of the most groundbreaking and original writers of American crime fiction and detective stories. His humour is dark, his action is often violent and believable and his world is gritty and authentic, underpinned by stark and insightful social commentary. Himes most famous creations were hard as nails, New York detectives Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed, and their most popular case was A Rage In Harlem. 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. Stylishly brought to screen by Director Bill Duke (Deep Cover, Hoodlum), A Rage In Harlem stars Forrest Whitaker (The Last King Of Scotland), Gregory Hines (Running Scared), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) and Robin Givens (Boomerang) in a brutally violent, extremely raunchy, absolutely compelling comedy crime caper like you’ve never seen before.