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Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 9, 2001

Budget $1,200,000

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Running Time
1 hour, 37 minutes

Country USA

Studio United Artists

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Other Titles
• Cotton Comes to Harlem
• Wenn es Nacht wird in Manhattan (1970)

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Genre: Action, Comedy, Blaxploitation, Scams And Cons, Police, Detectives, Cult Classic, Buddies, Satire, Investigation

Tagline: Introducing COFFIN ED and GRAVEDIGGER, two detectives only a mother could love.

Plot: Ossie Davis made his directorial debut with this crime-actioner about two foolhardy Harlem detectives.

Grave Digger Jones and his partner Coffin Ed Johnson are trying to find $90,000 hidden inside a bale of cotton somewhere in Harlem. They haven't got much time before the cops recover the cash. But when Grave Digger and Coffin Ed finally discover the money's location, they'll realize they ain't nothin' but cotton picking fools.

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 Directed by
Ossie Davis
Bubba Ho-tep, Do the Right Thing, The Client
 Written by
Ossie Davis
Bubba Ho-tep, Do the Right Thing, The Client
Chester Himes
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Raymond St. Jacques
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Judy Pace
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Redd Foxx
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Emily Yancy
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John Anderson
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 Music By
Galt MacDermot
Hair, Mistress



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