Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war.

Director:

Barry Shear

Writers:

Luther Davis (screenplay by), Wally Ferris (from the novel "Across 110th" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Adu Frank Adu ... Black Assistant
Frank Arno Frank Arno ... Detective Rizzo
Joseph Attles Joseph Attles ... Mr. Jessup (as Joe Attles)
Paul Benjamin ... Jim Harris
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard ... Joe Logart
Tina Beyer Tina Beyer ... Black Whore
Gerry Black Gerry Black ... Patrolman
Samual Blue Jr. Samual Blue Jr. ... Dr. Christmas
Norman Bush Norman Bush ... Bartender
Anthony C. Cannon Anthony C. Cannon ... Sal (as Anthony Cannon)
Maria Carey Maria Carey ... Maria
Anthony Charnota Anthony Charnota ... Frank
Dick Crockett ... Patrolman
Keith Davis Keith Davis ... Cab Driver
George DiCenzo ... Patrolman (as George Di Cenzo)
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Storyline

In Harlem, two Italian mobsters meet three black gangsters that work to the kingpin Doc Johnson to collect dirty money from their associates in an apartment building. Out of the blue, the smalltime thieves Jim Harris and Joe Logart knock on the door disguised as police officers to steal US$ 300,000.00 from the Mafia. However, they startle when the suitcase with the money falls on the floor and Jim kills the five men with a machine gun. They flee to the runaway car driven by Henry J. Jackson and they kill two policemen. The idealist NYPD Lt. Pope and the violent Capt. Mattelli investigate the case while the Italian Mafia and the black gangsters hunt the killers down. Will Jim Harris and his accomplices be found? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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If you steal $300,000 from the mob, it's not robbery. It's suicide.


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Trivia

The car in the opening credits is a 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. See more »

Goofs

About 18 minutes into the movie, a cameraman can clearly be seen in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Mattelli: Okay, Mister Pope, now we can go.
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC with edits made to nearly all the fight scenes and shots of beatings, and heavy cuts to shootings and a man on fire during the climax. All later releases were uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

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Hang On In There
(uncredited)
Written by Bobby Womack
Performed by Bobby Womack
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A tough, gritty crime story
8 March 2003 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

This top urban thriller was perhaps the best of the films made during the blaxploitation era. The story is grim, bleak and violent and the grit and grime of Harlem is present in every scene. The theme throughout is black vs. white with no subtle shades of gray. Three black men steal money from the Mafia, with predictable results that follow in short order. Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto are police officers with quite different agendas and their relationship is one of mutual dislike. Anthony Franciosa is over-the-top as the Mafia lieutenant and Richard Ward is a gravel-voiced Harlem crime boss who stands up to the Mafia with a brash defiance. Bobby Womack's vocals accompany the film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

23 March 1973 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Across 110th Street See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,601,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Guarantors See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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