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The Cotton Club (1984)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  14 December 1984 (USA)
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The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.

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The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music

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R | See all certifications »

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14 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Cotton Club  »

Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,900,000 (USA)
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Quotes

Vera: I sing, tell a few jokes.
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Truckin'
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Rube Bloom
Trumpet Solo: Lew Soloff
Tenor Sax Alto: Lawrence Feldman
Clarinet Solo and Alto Sax Break: Bob Wilber
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Fascinating picturesque and passionate drama
4 May 2001 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of THE BEST movies ever!!!! I've seen it again tonight for the....teenth time andjust can't stop the shivers it sends down my spine every time I watch it.... It is so saturated with PASSION and tragedy, and yet comes to a happy end! The characters in it are somewhat schematic, but that's just what the director needed to do to depict the 20s-30s ERA.... Pure magic created by great actors Diane Lane and Richard Gere, and others won't leave anybody indifferent! What a great show!


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