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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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Where crime lords rub elbows with the rich and famous! 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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The relationship in the film between the characters played by Gregory Hines and Maurice Hines was partly based on their real lives. 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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Vera: Mr. Flynn was a bootlegger. That's how they live in this world. Maybe one day you'll wise up, sap!
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Creole Love Call
Words and Music by Duke Ellington
Vocals: Priscilla Baskerville
Trumpet Solo: Lew Soloff
Clarinet Solo: Bob Wilber
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The most underrated movie of all-time!!
25 November 1999 | by (Richmond, ca) – See all my reviews

Forget all the behind the scene's politics; Francis Ford Coppola's dazzlingly stylish, THE COTTON CLUB is certainly one of his best efforts. A movie that deserves it's place alongside other Coppola masterpieces such as, THE GODFATHER and APOCALYPSE NOW.

But the legacy of this film is very strange: The behind the scenes shenanigans is legendary, it was unjustly panned when it was first released, and box-office was slight; however, watching this film you can't help but wonder why?

Everything from the performances to the look of the film is first-rate; with James Remar particularly good as Dutch Schultz, and the ending of this film is nicely reminiscent of THE GODFATHER.

So if your looking for what might be considered a buried Coppola classic, check out THE COTTON CLUB.


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