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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 »

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Crime | Drama | Music

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14 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,900,000 (USA)
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When Dixie and his family leave the Cotton Club, two small black kids are dancing on the sidewalk for spare change. They are clearly intended to be The Nicholas Brothers, who began dancing at the Cotton Club soon after this. In fact, however, they were already established vaudeville performers in 1928. See more »

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When Dixie goes to ransom Frenchy there is a different amount of shaving cream on Mad Dog's face in every shot. See more »

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Flynn: Blow that bughouse bastard to kingdom come!
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Minnie The Moocher
Words and Music by Cab Calloway and Irving Mills
Vocals: Larry Marshall
Chorus: The Boys in The Band
Trumpet Solos: Lew Soloff
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An absolute classic, the more times you watch it, the more you become mesmerised by it.
26 June 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie I loved the music and dancing and appreciated the setting. I found it strange and couldn't follow it properly. I watched it a second and third time, partly to see the dancing again, and listen to the music, and the plot completely grew on me. I absolutely love this movie. It is complex, and extremely accurate in its portrayal of the time when gangsters owned stars. If you love jazz music and know a little about its history, you will be enraptured by this movie.

The acting is incredible, and highlights the subtle twists in the plot beautifully. The cinematography is done in a most expert fashion. Richard Gere and Gregory Hines are absolutely charming, and Diane Lane is perfect is Vera Cicero. Lonette McKee has one of the most beautiful voices you will ever hear, it is no wonder she received a Tony award. Any viewer will be surprised by the guest appearances including Nicholas Cage, Bob Hoskins, Lawrence Fishburne, and on-screen and real-life brother of Gregory, Maurice Hines. Not only one of Coppola's best, but one of the best of all time.


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