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Officer Phil Cantone is a scumbag in Harlem Nights. He is a power-hungry, arrogant, bigoted, W.A.S.P. crooked cop.
He was portrayed by Danny Aiello.
He is a sneaky and arrogant bastard who wants to take over the Piniback Club which Quick and Ray have worked hard all their lives for, hence making him not just a regular racist who acts out of fear but a sneaky power-hungry creep who will slice Ray and Quick if they have to.
There are things he does that sometimes I wonder if he was in competition with Calhoun or something. For instance, when Calhoun told Tony to slice Tommy Small's throat. Cantone just shoots him without even warning (despite Calhoun not having ordered that).
For that reason he's worse than Calhoun. Calhoun is no where near as ruthless. He even says, "If it was up to me, I'd give you jigs [racial slur for blacks] just enough to function," after remarking how Bugsy is a "real softie."He even says in a patronizing too to fighter Jenkins, "Or else you go downtown with the rest of Jigs," to which he says to make out the note to his wife and kids.