The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club (1984)

It was the jazz age. It was an era of elegance and violence. The action was gambling. The stakes were life and death.

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The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.

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  • Richard Gere

    as Dixie Dwyer
  • Gregory Hines

    as Sandman Williams
  • Diane Lane

    as Vera Cicero
  • Lonette McKee

    as Lila Rose Oliver
  • Bob Hoskins

    as Owney Madden
  • James Remar

    as Dutch Schulz
  • Nicolas Cage

    as Vincent Dwyer
  • Allen Garfield

    as Abbadabba Berman
  • Fred Gwynne

    as Frenchy Demange
  • Gwen Verdon

    as Tish Dwyer
  • Lisa Jane Persky

    as Frances Flegenheimer
  • Maurice Hines

    as Clay Williams
  • Julian Beck

    as Sol Weinstein
  • Novella Nelson

    as Madame St. Clair
  • Laurence Fishburne

    as Bumpy Rhodes
  • John P. Ryan

    as Joe Flynn
  • Tom Waits

    as Irving Stark
  • Ron Karabatsos

    as Mike Best
  • Glenn Withrow

    as Ed Popke
  • Jennifer Grey

    as Patsy Dwyer
  • Wynonna Smith

    as Winnie Williams
  • Thelma Carpenter

    as Norma Williams
  • Charles 'Honi' Coles

    as Suger Coates
  • Larry Marshall

    as Cab Calloway
  • Joe Dallesandro

    as Charles 'Lucky' Luciano
  • Diane Venora

    as Gloria Swanson
  • Tucker Smallwood

    as Kid Griffin
  • Giancarlo Esposito

    as Bumpy Hood
  • Marc Coppola

    as Ted Husing
  • Robert Earl Jones

    as Stage Door Joe
  • Sofia Coppola

    as Child in Street
  • Tracey Ross

    as Dancer
  • Mario Van Peebles

    as Dancer
Directing Francis Ford Coppola Director
Writing William Kennedy Screenplay
Writing Francis Ford Coppola Screenplay
Writing Jim Haskins Novel
Production Robert Evans Producer
Camera Stephen Goldblatt Director of Photography
Editing Robert Q. Lovett Editor
Production Lois Planco Casting
Production Gretchen Rennell Casting
Art Richard Sylbert Production Design
Art Gregory Bolton Art Direction
Art Leslie Bloom Set Decoration
Art George Gaines Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Milena Canonero Costume Design
Sound John Barry Original Music Composer
Art David Chapman Art Direction
Editing Barry Malkin Editor
Sound Norman Hollyn Music Editor
Production David Golden Unit Production Manager
Production Christopher Cronyn Unit Production Manager
Production Margaret B. Hunnewell Unit Production Manager
Directing Robert V. Girolami First Assistant Director
Directing Henry J. Bronchtein Second Assistant Director
Directing Louis D'Esposito Second Assistant Director
Crew Kerry Orent Post Production Supervisor
Camera Donald Sweeney Second Unit Director of Photography
Art Jimmy Raitt Property Master
Camera Michael Stone Camera Operator
Camera David Wagreich First Assistant Camera
Directing Lynn Lewis Lovett Continuity
Costume & Make-Up Lyndell Quiyou Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Craig Lyman Key Makeup Artist
Sound Nathan Boxer Boom Operator
Sound Jack C. Jacobsen Sound Mixer
Camera Adger W. Cowans Still Photographer
Crew Edward Swanson Carpenter
Crew Victor Magnotta Stunt Coordinator