A Rage in Harlem

Action, Comedy, Crime   |  1h 55 min  |  May 3, 1991  |  USA

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens

Directed by: Bill Duke

Writer(s): Chester Himes (novel), John Toles-Bey (screenplay)

After her gangster boyfriend, Slim (Badja Djola), has a shootout with the police, Imabelle (Robin Givens) flees Natchez, Miss., with his stolen gold. She ends up New York with Slim's gang in pursuit. In Harlem, she latches on to an innocent undertaker named Jackson (Forest Whitaker), who takes her in and falls in love with her. When the Mississippi mobsters finally show up, Jackson must enlist the help of his streetwise brother, Goldy (Gregory Hines), to save the girl.

Box Office

Estimated budget:

$8 million

U.S. Box office:

$10,438,504