Where to shoot?
Harlem is so beautiful in fact, that the studio originally considered shooting on location. They eventually decided against it when they realized that placing Murphy and Pryor, two of Hollywood’s most famous black stars, in one of New York’s blackest neighborhoods might not be sure a good idea. Plus they felt it would have been easier to build a 1930’s set instead of transforming 1989 Harlem into what they needed. So they shot in Hollywood.