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Robert Townsend: Partners in Crime, Vol. 2

4.1 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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From the Back Cover

Considered one of the most versatile talents in Hollywood today, Robert Townsend is regarded by many as a renaissance man. He is an actor, director, producer, comedian and writer with a career that spans 15 years. He has acted in films like A Soldier's Story, directed by Norman Jewison, and The Mighty Quinn with Denzel Washington. He truly broke ground in 1987 when he wrote, directed, produced and starred in the classic comedy Hollywood Shuffle. For the small screen, he created and produced two ground breaking variety shows, the Cable Ace Award Winning Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime for HBO and the Fox Television Variety Show Townsend Television. Originally aired on HBO, Robert Townsend's Partners In Crime will make its DVD and VHS debut! The release features some of America's top African American talent including: Sinbad, David Allen Grier, Marlon Wayans and more!

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Product Details

  • Actors: Franklyn Ajaye, Jesse Aragon, Carl Craig, Tommy Davidson, Barry Diamond
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Urban Works
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009QGBC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,796 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Robert Townsend: Partners in Crime, Vol. 2" on IMDb

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So glad to find this on Amazon! As a teen, my friends and I watched the entire series. We still laugh about it and ocassionally repeat lines from the show. There is a lot of talent packed into this program. Many of his "Partners In Crime" were virtually unheard of when the special aired on HBO back in the 80's. An easy way to own footage of today's top sitcom and movie comedians before they made it big. Check out their style and see what they were like before blowing up. If you're a true fan of comedy, then this dvd is for you. This will no doubt become a classic (it already is in my book).
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This is not a review of the movie, just the package. The product may be good but the disc had a security tag stuck to CD face and got stuck in our player. Even when I got it out and removed the tag, residue made it jam. Hope my player survives. May be sending this one back.
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I had been searching for this DVD for a period of time and finally found it in stock. I am a fan of Mr. Townsend [siince PBS], both Mr. Wayans and Mr. Mooney. Miss Williams as choreographer- excellent. Musical director- Miss
and Miss Johnson
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I remember watching Robert Townsend and His Partners In Crime back in the 80's on HBO. The Volume 1 DVD has some of the comedy items I remember, but it has unfortunately been edited or cut up and is not like the original was. One skit I recall in particular that was one of the funniest things I have seen to date was called "Farters Anonymous", where people confess that they are hooked and addicted, but the center helped them. As they continue, you realize they are talking about a rather large flatulance problem that they have overcome. At the end, several members of this group hold candles say their first name and admit they are a "farter" or they "poot", until one fellow admits that he just ate a "big old can of beans". The group immedately blows out the candles as a 1-800-555-POOT number flashes across the screen. This item is not in this DVD, which I found very dissapointing. However, I did enjoy watching the black version of "Dynasty" again and some of the stand up comedians were pretty funny. To sum it all up in a nutshell, I was not particularly thrilled with Volume 1 of Partners In Crime. It is rather blase. I have not watched Volumes 2 and 3 as yet, but hope that some of the missing comedy items I remember are included.
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If you need a good laugh, THIS IS IT!!!! Robert Townsend is sssooooo funny!!!! This was first aired as an HBO special years ago and I thought it was funny then!!!! I'm glad I own it now because it's VERY funny!!! I laugh till my stomach hurts every time I watch it!!!!!
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My first memory of Tommy Davidson and Robin Harris-this is why these are classics!! Check out Bobby Brown before crack!
Don't play, if you are my age(if you remember these episodes, you my age) and seriously disappointed with the crap wanna be comedy that is on TV today, collect you Robert Townsend and Def Comedy Jam before they disappear. You will crack up all over again and remember where you seen the top comics first! HBO as always been revolutionary, Robert did just that with his Partners in Crime. GET IT!
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I remember seeing this in the late 80's when I was a tween but the skit that's missing 1-800-POOP. They should of had it on here, because I was watching this with my family and we were looking for it. But we still had a lot of laughs especially seeing "The Bold, The Black, The Beautiful"
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By A. Hall on August 17, 2005
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I taped (put a small stereo to the tv and made an AUDIO tape) of this routine when it aired on HBO when I was young because I loved it so much. The range and talent in this production is rarely seen all together. I've been searching for the DVD and I am so happy to have finally found it. Paul Mooney we love you!
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