This is not a good movie, but it's filled with comics and costumes I love, so I'm more forgiving than I should be. I never liked comedy that relied on swearing, and boy does "Harlem Nights" have it by the mouthful, dropping over 100 f-bombs. It's disappointing because Murphy and Pryor are not at their level of humor and the plot is pretty bad.
However, I don't think you can assemble another cast as talented as this one without spending $200 million.
Watch it for Redd Foxx, Della Reese and Arsenio Hall. Stan Shaw's role as the brain-damaged boxer was degrading and a caricature of Mike Tyson, all the way down to the part in his hair in the 1980s.
This is also Tommy Ford's first role in which he played a character named Tommy. He would go on and play two more of them, including his best known role on "Martin."