Eddie Murphy Movies Set In Harlem. Harlem Nights 1989 Set in 1930s Harlem this comedy of gangsters and gunplay from writerdirectorstar Eddie Murphy features Murphy and co-star Richard Pryor as nightclubbrothel owners threatened by a thug Michael Lerner who wants a piece of their action. It was a crime-comedy set in the 1930s in Harlem New York focusing upon a group of African American gamblers and hustlers.
The film was written and directed by Eddie Murphy who also starred in the movie. At the Pop Matters website Pryors toning down the Sugar Ray character wasnt scripted as such and Pryor believed his performance was the result of being bothered with a recent Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis which he kept to himself at the time. In the declining days of Prohibition Sugar Ray Richard Pryor and his adopted son Quick Eddie Murphy are in charge of a speakeasy called Club Sugar Ray.
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In 1989 Eddie Murphy was one of the biggest movie stars in the world. R 1h 56min Comedy Crime Drama 17 November 1989 USA 132 Trailer. The film was written and directed by Eddie Murphy who also starred in the movie. 662011 Harlem Nights was a period piece taking place in 1938 another first in Murphys filmography.