The story runs in the 1910's New York. Coalhouse Walker Jr. is a black piano player. He has won fame and fortune playing with a jazz band. Some white men do not like this situation, and one day they assault him and spoil his brand new car. Walker tries by all means to get justice, without an answer... Written by
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Young, beautiful, passionate, and scandalous. She was America in the time of "Ragtime."
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had been advised by his doctors and caregivers that making a film at this point in his life was very important for his health. The actor never flew, so he and his wife took an ocean liner to London, where his scenes were filmed. It is a tribute to his professionalism that despite his numerous infirmities, he generously stayed on set during his fellow actors' closeups to give them line readings. See more
When Mandy Patinkin's character chases his wife's lover outside, the naked lover is seen pulling up his pants and we see a tan line of bikini briefs, which were not worn in that era. See more
I design fireworks. That's my job.
[the black anarchists laugh in derision
. I can make bombs.
[They stop laughing and take him seriously
Referenced in Le bourreau des coeurs
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Words & Music by Randy Newman
Sung by Jennifer Warnes See more