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Hoodlum

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The white-run Mafia and the black-run numbers game meet head on with explosive impact in this period crime thriller. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson ([[Performer~P23625~Laurence Fishburne~laurencefishburne]]) is an African-American ex-con who, after a stay in prison, returns to Harlem at the height of its renaissance before World War II. Looking for work, Bumpy becomes a lieutenant for Stephanie St. Clair ([[Performer~P72317~Cicely Tyson~cicelytyson]]), the queen of Harlem's numbers racket. Bumpy's old friend...more

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