Let's Do It Again (1975)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime


Let's Do It Again (1975) Poster

Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans, but their tricks attract the mob's attention.


6.9/10
2,662

Photos

  • John Amos in Let's Do It Again (1975)
  • Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier in Let's Do It Again (1975)
  • Jimmie Walker in Let's Do It Again (1975)
  • Let's Do It Again (1975)
  • Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier in Let's Do It Again (1975)
  • Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier in Let's Do It Again (1975)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Awards

5 wins.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


19 June 2003 | grendelkhan
"Invincible!"
This is my favorite of the Bill Cosby/Sidney Poitier trilogy from the 70's. The chemistry between these two is fantastic.

Cosby and Poitier are friends and lodge brothers who are trying to save their lodge from demolition. They decide to take the meager building fund and place bets on a boxing match. The catch? The fighter they are going to bet on is a 5 to 1 underdog, and a hapless Jimmie Walker. Walker keeps getting knocked out by his sparring partners! How do they hope to win? Hypnosis!

The actors are all first rate and there is fun all around. These films were a nice contrast to the "Blaxploitation" films of the 70's, as they provided more positive roles for many black actors. John Amos and Calvin Lockhart are rival gangsters who take the bets and then go after Cosby and Poitier. Denise Nicholas shines as Cosby's wife and the always great Ossie Davis is the leader of the lodge.

Fans of the Cosby Show may be surprised by Cosby in these films. There is a great scene where Cosby and Nicholas engage in a bit of "dirty" talk in a restaurant. This is not Cliff and Claire Huxtable!

Poitier directed these films and shows great ability. The scenes are staged well and the shots are never dull. It's a shame he didn't direct more.

This film is worth it, if only for the scenes of Cosby trying to pass himself off as a gangster. His outfit has to be seen to be believed. Check this and Uptown Saturday Night and A Piece of the Action sometime.

Critic Reviews


"Special Skills" Host Jay Pharoah's Favorite "SNL" Alum

Jay Pharoah, host of new IMDb series "Special Skills," reveals his favorite "Saturday Night Live" cast member and the TV family he wanted to live with when he was growing up.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com