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The Cotton Club (1984)

R  |   |  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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$58,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,900,000 (USA)
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Ring Dem Bells
Music by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
Chimes: Gordon Gottlieb
Clarinet and Alto Sax: Bob Wilber
Baritone Sax Solo: Joe Temperley
Trumpet Solo: Lew Soloff
Trombone Solo: Joel Helleny
Vocals-Dave Brown
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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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