Uptown Saturday Night
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Uptown Saturday Night is a delightful comedy directed by and starring Sidney Poitier. Steve Jackson (Sidney Poitier) is a factory worker. One evening, when boredom gets the best of him, Steve and his pal Wardell (Bill Cosby) decide to go to an underground gambling club to have some fun. While they are there the place is held-up and Steve's wallet is stolen. When Steve and Wardell learn that the wallet contains a winning lottery ticket, the friends go on a desperate search to find it. Shape Eye Washington (Richard Prior), an incompetent private eye, is enlisted to aid them in their search… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Very dated humor with youngish Cosby and Poitier...who directs OK."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Great buddy chemistry between Cosby and Poitier make this a 70's classic."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"...harmless enough, flimsy and almost forgettable entertainment but easy going down."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"An uproarious urban comedy that's sure to cater to the crowd. Poitier and Cosby make for a riotous duo in this flipppant farce."
‑ Frank Ochieng, TheWorldJournal.com
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