Harlem Nights (1989): Tale of Night Club, Starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor

Set in Harlem in the 1930s, Harlem Nights centers on Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor as club owners who fight mobster Danny Aiello.

Murphy functions as producer, writer, director, and star of what became his first major commercial flop.

The secondary cast includes Redd Foxx, Michael Lerner, Della reese, and Arsenio Hall.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Costume Design: Joe I. Tomkins

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context:

The winner was Phyllis Dalton for Henry V.