History Film / Hoodlum

12th Mar '16 4:48:41 PM GrammarNavi
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''Hoodlum'' is a 1997 American movie about the [[BigApplesauce NYC]] {{Gangsterland}} during TheGreatDepression, the numbers racket in Harlem and the subsequent gang wars for control over it. The main conflict is between the black mob, led by Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (Creator/LaurenceFishburne), and the Jewish mafia, under the rule of Dutch Schultz (TimRoth). There are also the Italians, headed by Lucky Luciano (Andy Garcia), but they apparently try to play neutral and keep out of the battles over the numbers racket.

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''Hoodlum'' is a 1997 American movie about the [[BigApplesauce NYC]] {{Gangsterland}} during TheGreatDepression, the numbers racket in Harlem and the subsequent gang wars for control over it. The main conflict is between the black mob, led by Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (Creator/LaurenceFishburne), and the Jewish mafia, under the rule of Dutch Schultz (TimRoth).(Creator/TimRoth). There are also the Italians, headed by Lucky Luciano (Andy Garcia), but they apparently try to play neutral and keep out of the battles over the numbers racket.



* LargeHam: TimRoth as Dutch Schultz.

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* LargeHam: TimRoth Creator/TimRoth as Dutch Schultz.
29th Feb '16 11:42:45 AM AGorilla
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* BittersweetEnding/DownerEnding: [spoiler: Bumpy tricks Lucky into killing Dutch for him and becomes the undisputed mob king of Harlem in the process, but has lost his best friend, his girlfriend and much of his humanity along the way.]

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* BittersweetEnding/DownerEnding: [spoiler: [[spoiler: Bumpy tricks Lucky into killing Dutch for him and becomes the undisputed mob king of Harlem in the process, but has lost his best friend, his girlfriend and much of his humanity along the way.]]]
29th Feb '16 11:42:45 AM AGorilla
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29th Feb '16 11:42:19 AM AGorilla
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* BittersweetEnding/DownerEnding: [spoiler: Bumpy tricks Lucky into killing Dutch for him and becomes the undisputed mob king of Harlem in the process, but has lost his best friend, his girlfriend and much of his humanity along the way.]]

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* BittersweetEnding/DownerEnding: [spoiler: Bumpy tricks Lucky into killing Dutch for him and becomes the undisputed mob king of Harlem in the process, but has lost his best friend, his girlfriend and much of his humanity along the way.]]]
29th Feb '16 11:42:06 AM AGorilla
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% BittersweetEnding/DownerEnding: [spoiler: Bumpy tricks Lucky into killing Dutch for him and becomes the undisputed mob king of Harlem in the process, but has lost his best friend, his girlfriend and much of his humanity along the way.]]

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% * BittersweetEnding/DownerEnding: [spoiler: Bumpy tricks Lucky into killing Dutch for him and becomes the undisputed mob king of Harlem in the process, but has lost his best friend, his girlfriend and much of his humanity along the way.]]
29th Feb '16 11:41:48 AM AGorilla
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% BittersweetEnding/DownerEnding: [spoiler: Bumpy tricks Lucky into killing Dutch for him and becomes the undisputed mob king of Harlem in the process, but has lost his best friend, his girlfriend and much of his humanity along the way.]]
28th Jan '16 9:02:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Especially when it comes to who exactly was behind Dutch's death.
** Basically, there was a gangster in Harlem named Bumpy Johnson during TheRoaringTwenties and later, and he was involved in the numbers racket, but just about everything else in the movie is a load of bullfeathers. The real Bumpy Johnson worked for TheMafia.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Especially when it comes to who exactly was behind Dutch's death.
** Basically, there was a gangster in Harlem named Bumpy Johnson during TheRoaringTwenties and later, and he was involved in
Besides the numbers racket, but just about everything else in fact that the movie is a load of bullfeathers. The characters were real Bumpy Johnson worked for TheMafia.people, almost nothing is based on fact.
4th Mar '15 12:02:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''AmericanGangster''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''AmericanGangster''''Film/AmericanGangster''
9th Feb '15 10:52:03 PM JasonJD48
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: A scene is introduced with the title card "December 1934" and then shows Dutch Schultz listening to a Yankees game in his office.
1st Jan '15 11:28:07 AM nombretomado
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''Hoodlum'' is a 1997 American movie about the [[BigApplesauce NYC]] {{Gangsterland}} during TheGreatDepression, the numbers racket in Harlem and the subsequent gang wars for control over it. The main conflict is between the black mob, led by Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (LaurenceFishburne), and the Jewish mafia, under the rule of Dutch Schultz (TimRoth). There are also the Italians, headed by Lucky Luciano (Andy Garcia), but they apparently try to play neutral and keep out of the battles over the numbers racket.

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''Hoodlum'' is a 1997 American movie about the [[BigApplesauce NYC]] {{Gangsterland}} during TheGreatDepression, the numbers racket in Harlem and the subsequent gang wars for control over it. The main conflict is between the black mob, led by Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (LaurenceFishburne), (Creator/LaurenceFishburne), and the Jewish mafia, under the rule of Dutch Schultz (TimRoth). There are also the Italians, headed by Lucky Luciano (Andy Garcia), but they apparently try to play neutral and keep out of the battles over the numbers racket.
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