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Ragtime (1981) - Plot Summary Poster

(1981)

Plot Summary

  • 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 Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>
  • A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

    - Written by Anonymous

Synopsis

The film begins with a newsreel montage, depicting celebrities of the turn of the 20th century such as Harry Houdini...

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