|Richard Pryor||Sugar Ray|
|Redd Foxx||Bennie Wilson|
|Danny Aiello||Phil Cantone|
|Michael Lerner||Bugsy Calhoune|
|Stan Shaw||Jack Jenkins|
|Jasmine Guy||Dominique La Rue|
|Arsenio Hall||Crying Man|
In the waning days of Prohibition, Sugar Ray and his adopted son, Quick, run a speakeasy called Club Sugar Ray. When gangster Bugsy Calhoune learns that Sugar Ray's place is pulling in more money than his own establishment, the Pitty Pat Club, he pays corrupt cop Phil Cantone to close Club Sugar Ray down. Quick doesn't exactly help the situation when he falls for Calhoune's gun moll, Miss Dominique La Rue .