5 Of The Best Harlem Movie Qoutes

Movie-Malcolm-XWhat topped the list? HW asked its movie industry readers across out platforms to vote on the most memorable quote from every movie ever made. On the flip check out the lines that made the cut.Harlem-Nights-550x309 # 1. Harlem Nights (1989)

Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor): “… there’s no place like Harlem.”  (source)



# 2. Across 110th Street (1972)

Lt. Pope (Yaphet Kotto): “What else brings whites to Harlem but business?” (source)


# 3. New Jack City (1991)

Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes): “I’m not guilty. *You’re* the one that’s guilty. The lawmakers, the politicians, the Columbian drug lords, all you who lobby against making drugs legal. Just like you did with alcohol during the prohibition. You’re the one who’s guilty. I mean, c’mon, let’s kick the ballistics here: Ain’t no Uzi’s made in Harlem. Not one of us in here owns a poppy field. This thing is bigger than Nino Brown. This is big business. This is the American way.”  (source)


# 4. Cotton Comes To Harlem (1991)

Coffin Ed (Raymond St. Jacques): “What the hell do the attorney general, the state department, or even the President of the United States know about one god-damn thing that’s going on up here in Harlem?” (source)


# 5. Malcolm X (1992)

Eulogy Performer (Ossie Davis): “Here – at this final hour, in this quiet place – Harlem has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes – extinguished now, and gone from us forever. For Harlem is where he worked and where he struggled and fought – his home of homes, where his heart was, and where his people are – and it is, therefore, most fitting that we meet once again – in Harlem – to share these last moments with him. For Harlem has ever been gracious to those who have loved her, have fought her, and have defended her honor even to the death..” (source)

Think we missed one, what movie qoute would you add?

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