All-out war erupts for Harlem’s gangs



October 18, 2016
All-out war erupts for Harlem’s gangs

THE BIG BOSS: Laurence Fishburne in 'Hoodlum'

Turn back the clock to the 1930s and head for the notorious New York neighbourhood of Harlem.

The second most lucrative business in New York City is a lottery known to the locals as “the numbers”, run by Madam Queen.

When she is arrested, a gang war breaks out for control of the scam.

Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson takes over from Madam Queen, but he must resist the invasion of merciless mobster Dutch Shultz.

It’s a battle between a black strategic godfather and a white ruthless hothead.

The fliek Hoodlum ( at 10.30pm) is a bit heavy at times, but it’s pretty good and stars Hollywood dik dinge Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth and Andy Garcia.

Don’t mess about in things that are way over your head – that’s a lesson that Tau is learning very quickly (Generations: The Legacy, SABC1 at 8pm).

He has to roer his gat and give back the diamonds, or else

Yoh, it’s been a while since we checked in on Uzalo  (SABC1 at 8.30pm), where Mxolisi and Mastermind finally taste freedom.

But Mxolisi’s time on the outside is short-lived, shame…

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