Hell Up In Harlem (1973)

Larry Cohen directs Fred Williamson, Julius Harris and Gloria Hendry in this blaxploitation sequel where Black Caesar seeks out revenge on those who wronged him at the end of the first film.

Made on the weekends while Black Caesar was still raking in the box office, this scattershot sequel features 50% side characters, 30% stand-ins and very little actual Fred Williamson. Some of the stringed together sequences are pretty cool… an airport chase, a scuba assault… but this is playground fighting rather than persuasive plotting. The Edwin Starr soundtrack is smooth as satin.

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