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Release Date:
23 August 1978 (France) See more »
He Has The Hands Of An Artist And The Mind Of A Madman. See more »
A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Harvey Keitel ... Jimmy Fingers

Tisa Farrow ... Carol

Jim Brown ... Dreems

Michael V. Gazzo ... Ben

Marian Seldes ... Ruth

Danny Aiello ... Butch

Ed Marinaro ... Gino
Georgette Mosbacher ... Anita (as Georgette Muir)

Tanya Roberts ... Julie
Carole Francis ... Christa
Lenny Montana ... Luchino
Vasco Valladeres ... Luchino's Son

Tony Sirico ... Riccamonza (as Anthony Sirico)
Tom Signorelli ... Italian Prisoner

Dominic Chianese ... Arthur Fox
Woodrow Garrian ... Conventioneer
James Fields ... Pianist
A. Andrew Pastorio ... Elderly Driver

Frank Pesce ... Carmine

Zack Norman ... Patrolman Levy
Jane Elder ... Esther
I.W. Klein ... Bail Bondsman
Murray Moston ... Doctor Fry
Emmy Falahi ... Young Gangster
Tina Fox ... Young Girl
Harlan Cary Poe ... Trucker's Helper
Henry Judd Baker ... Leonard (as Henry Baker)
Charles Polk ... J.R
Linda Blia ... Pizza Customer #1
Francine Gabel ... Pizza Customer #2

Josh Clark ... Pizza Customer #3
Bud Nease ... Bartender #1
Paul Ricci ... Bartender #2

Sam Coppola ... Sam
Andre Waters ... Dreem's Bartender
Josie Johnson ... Dreems Girl #1
Susan McWilliams ... Dreems Girl #2
Tia Rance ... Dreems Girl #3
Aida Random ... Dreems Girl #4
Leza Van Buren ... Dreems Girl #5
Largo Woodruff ... Dreems Girl #6
Pembrose Deans ... Black Prisoner #1
Arthur French ... Black Prisoner #2
John F. Dempsey ... Police Clerk
David Ellsworth ... Waiter
Paul Stocker ... Bartender
Patricia J. Earnest ... Receptionist
Joe De Kama ... Doctor Schwartz

Directed by
James Toback 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Toback  writer

Produced by
George Barrie .... producer
Richard Stenta .... line producer
Cinematography by
Michael Chapman 
Film Editing by
Robert Lawrence 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Gene Rudolf 
Set Decoration by
Frederic C. Weiler 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
Makeup Department
Irving Buchman .... makeup artist
Bob Grimaldi .... hair stylist
Production Management
Richard Stenta .... production manager (as Dick Stenta)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Irmo .... dga trainee
Stewart Lyons .... second assistant director
Daniel McCauley .... first assistant director
Peter A. Runfolo .... second assistant director (as Peter Runfolo)
Art Department
Edward Garzero .... scenic artist
John Oates Jr. .... property master (as John Oates)
Sound Department
John Fundus .... sound recordist
Richard Guinness .... boom operator (as Dick Guiness)
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer
Tibor Sands .... first assistant camera
Fred Schuler .... camera operator
Robert Ward .... key grip
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beverly Cycon .... costumer: women
Max Soloman .... costumer: men (as Max Solomon)
Editorial Department
Andrew Pressman .... assistant film editor
Music Department
James Fields .... classical music coordinator
Transportation Department
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation captain (as Harry Leavey)
Other crew
Robert F. Colesberry .... location coordinator
Jeffrey Fischgrund .... production assistant (as Jeff Fischgrund)
Fred Golini .... production assistant
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor (as Nancy Tonery)
Stephen Klein .... production assistant
Adeline Leonard Seakwood .... production office coordinator
Bert Schneiderman .... business affairs
Marion Taub .... location bookkeeper
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90 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

"De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté" a.k.a. "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" is a 2005 French remake of the 1978 U.S.A. James Toback film, "Fingers," and may even be the first French remake of an American movie created from an original screenplay.See more »
Ben:I should have strangled you in your crib!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in An Almost Perfect Affair (1979)See more »
MockingbirdSee more »


Soundtrack : what's the name of the pianist who plays Bach's toccata (BWV914) ?
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A vile but fascinating character., 24 October 1999
Author: David Munn ( from Adelaide, South Australia

Why do we want to spend the hour and a half that it takes to watch this movie in the company of a character so loathsome that we would do anything to avoid him if we met him in real life? Jimmy Fingers is arrogant, self-obsessed, sexually violent and just plain creepy. O.K., there are moments in which we get to see that he has a better side, when he comforts a destitute women who is crying in a doorway, or when he sticks by his small time hoodlum father, in spite of the fact that he is even more repellent than Fingers himself. There is so much in this movie to make you squirm from the no-holds barred, bloody violence and a painful proctological exam to the scenes in which Fingers annoys everyone in earshot by playing loud doo-wop music on his portable tape player and threatening violence towards anyone who objects. With its fine acting and totally unpredictable story-line, this film is undeniable entertaining, but it's appeal is a rather masochistic one.

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