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The Cotton Club (1984) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Francis Ford Coppola ... (as Francis Coppola)

Writing Credits  

William Kennedy ... (screenplay) &
Francis Ford Coppola ... (screenplay) (as Francis Coppola)
 
William Kennedy ... (story) &
Francis Ford Coppola ... (story) (as Francis Coppola) and
Mario Puzo ... (story)
 
Jim Haskins ... (pictorial history "The Cotton Club") (as James Haskins) (suggestion)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Richard Gere ... Dixie Dwyer
Gregory Hines ... Sandman Williams
Diane Lane ... Vera Cicero
Lonette McKee ... Lila Rose Oliver
Bob Hoskins ... Owney Madden
James Remar ... Dutch Schultz
Nicolas Cage ... Vincent Dwyer
Allen Garfield ... Abbadabba Berman
Fred Gwynne ... Frenchy Demange
Gwen Verdon ... Tish Dwyer
Lisa Jane Persky ... Frances Flegenheimer
Maurice Hines ... Clay Williams
Julian Beck ... Sol Weinstein
Novella Nelson ... Madame St. Clair
Laurence Fishburne ... Bumpy Rhodes (as Larry Fishburne)
John P. Ryan ... Joe Flynn (as John Ryan)
Tom Waits ... Irving Stark
Ron Karabatsos ... Mike Best
Glenn Withrow ... Ed Popke
Jennifer Grey ... Patsy Dwyer
Wynonna Smith Wynonna Smith ... Winnie Williams
Thelma Carpenter Thelma Carpenter ... Norma Williams
Charles 'Honi' Coles Charles 'Honi' Coles ... Suger Coates
Larry Marshall ... Cab Calloway
Joe Dallesandro ... Charles 'Lucky' Luciano
Ed O'Ross ... Monk
Frederick Downs Jr. Frederick Downs Jr. ... Sullen Man
Diane Venora ... Gloria Swanson
Tucker Smallwood ... Kid Griffin
Woody Strode ... Holmes
Bill Graham ... J.W.
Dayton Allen ... Solly
Kim Chan ... Ling
Ed Rowan Ed Rowan ... Messiah
Leonard Termo ... Danny
George Cantero ... Vince Hood
Brian Tarantina ... Vince Hood
Bruce MacVittie ... Vince Hood
James Russo ... Vince Hood
Giancarlo Esposito ... Bumpy Hood
Bruce Hubbard Bruce Hubbard ... Bumpy Hood
Rony Clanton Rony Clanton ... Caspar Holstein
Damien Leake ... Bub Jewett
Bill Cobbs ... Big Joe Ison
Joe Lynn Joe Lynn ... Marcial Flores
Oscar Barnes Oscar Barnes ... Spanish Henry
Ed Zang Ed Zang ... Hotel Clerk (as Edward Zang)
Sandra Beall Sandra Beall ... Myrtle Fay
Zane Mark Zane Mark ... Duke Ellington
Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli ... Butch Murdock
Paul Herman ... Policeman #1
Randle Mell ... Policeman #2
Steve Vignari Steve Vignari ... Trigger Mike Coppola
Susan Mechsner Susan Mechsner ... Gypsie
Gregory Rozakis ... Charlie Chaplin
Marc Coppola ... Ted Husing
Norma Jean Darden Norma Jean Darden ... Elda Webb
Robert Earl Jones ... Stage Door Joe
Vincent Jerman-Jerosa ... James Cagney (as Vincent Jerosa)
Rosalind Harris ... Fanny Brice
Steve Cafiso Steve Cafiso ... Child in Street
John Cafiso John Cafiso ... Child in Street
Sofia Coppola ... Child in Street (as Domino)
Ninon Digiorgio Ninon Digiorgio ... Child in Street
Daria Hines Daria Hines ... Child in Street
Patricia LeTang Patricia LeTang ... Child in Street
Christopher Lewis Christopher Lewis ... Child in Street
Danielle Osborne Danielle Osborne ... Child in Street
Jason Papalardo Jason Papalardo ... Child in Street
Demetrius Pena Demetrius Pena ... Child in Street
Priscilla Baskerville Priscilla Baskerville ... 'Creole Love Call' sung by
Ethel Beatty Ethel Beatty ... Bandana Babies Lead Vocal / Dancer
Sydney Goldsmith Sydney Goldsmith ... Barbecue Bess sung by
James 'Buster' Brown James 'Buster' Brown ... Hoofer
Ralph Brown Ralph Brown ... Hoofer
Harold Cromer Harold Cromer ... Hoofer
Bubba Gaines Bubba Gaines ... Hoofer
George Hillman George Hillman ... Hoofer
Henry Phace Roberts Henry Phace Roberts ... Hoofer (as Henry 'Phace' Roberts)
Howard 'Sandman' Sims Howard 'Sandman' Sims ... Hoofer
Jimmy Slyde Jimmy Slyde ... Hoofer (as Jimmy Slide)
Henry LeTang Henry LeTang ... Hoofer
Charles Young Charles Young ... Hoofer
Skip Cunningham Skip Cunningham ... Tip, Tap & Toe
Luther Fontaine Luther Fontaine ... Tip, Tap & Toe
Jan Mickens Jan Mickens ... Tip, Tap & Toe
Lydia Abarca Lydia Abarca ... Dancer
Sarita Allen Sarita Allen ... Dancer
Tracey Bass Tracey Bass ... Dancer
Jacquelyn Bird Jacquelyn Bird ... Dancer
Shirley Black-Brown Shirley Black-Brown ... Dancer
Jhoe Breedlove Jhoe Breedlove ... Dancer
Leslie Caldwell Leslie Caldwell ... Dancer
Melanie Caldwell Melanie Caldwell ... Dancer
Benny Clorey Benny Clorey ... Dancer (as Benny Clory)
Sheri Cowart Sheri Cowart ... Dancer (as Sherri Cowart)
Karen DiBianco Karen DiBianco ... Dancer
Cisco Drayton Cisco Drayton ... Dancer
Ann Duquesnay Ann Duquesnay ... Dancer
Carla Earle Carla Earle ... Dancer
Wendy Edmead Wendy Edmead ... Dancer
Debbie Fitts Debbie Fitts ... Dancer
Ruddy L. Garner Ruddy L. Garner ... Dancer (as Ruddy Garner)
Ruthanna Graves Ruthanna Graves ... Dancer
Terri Griffin Terri Griffin ... Dancer
Robin Harmon Robin Harmon ... Dancer
Jackée Harry ... Dancer
Sonya Hensley ... Dancer
Dave Jackson Dave Jackson ... Dancer
Gail Kendricks Gail Kendricks ... Dancer
Christina Kumi Kimball Christina Kumi Kimball ... Dancer
Mary Beth Kurdock Mary Beth Kurdock ... Dancer
Alde Lewis Alde Lewis ... Dancer
Paula Lynn Paula Lynn ... Dancer
Bernard Manners Bernard Manners ... Dancer
Bernard Marsh Bernard Marsh ... Dancer
David McHarris David McHarris ... Dancer
Delores McHarris Delores McHarris ... Dancer
Vody Najac Vody Najac ... Dancer
Vya Negromonte Vya Negromonte ... Dancer (as Viewma Negromonte)
Alice Anne Oates Alice Anne Oates ... Dancer (as Alice Anne Oakes)
Anne Palmer Anne Palmer ... Dancer
Julie Pars Julie Pars ... Dancer
Antonia Pettiford Antonia Pettiford ... Dancer
Valarie Pettiford ... Dancer
Janet Powell Janet Powell ... Dancer
Renee Rodriguez Renee Rodriguez ... Dancer
Tracey Ross ... Dancer
Kiki Shepard Kiki Shepard ... Dancer
Gary Thomas Gary Thomas ... Dancer
Mario Van Peebles ... Dancer
Rima Vetter Rima Vetter ... Dancer
Karen Wadkins Karen Wadkins ... Dancer
Ivery Wheeler Ivery Wheeler ... Dancer
Donald Williams Donald Williams ... Dancer
Alexis Wilson Alexis Wilson ... Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Gillen Linda Gillen ... (voice)
Bella Jarrett Bella Jarrett
George Coutoupis ... Gangster (uncredited)
Scott Crawford Scott Crawford ... Gangster (uncredited)
Kimberly Dorsey ... Joan Blondell (uncredited)
Anton Evangelista ... Ownie Hood (uncredited)
Nicholas J. Giangiulio ... Screen Test Thug (uncredited)
Suzanne Kaaren ... The Duchess of Park Avenue (uncredited)
Mark Margolis ... Charlie Workman (uncredited)
Naylon Mitchell ... Busboy (uncredited)
Ray Negron ... Waiter (uncredited)
D.J. Sharp ... Doorman (uncredited)
Kirk Taylor ... Cotton Club Waiter (uncredited)
Stan Tracy Stan Tracy ... Legs Diamond's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Rick Washburn ... Hitman (uncredited)

Produced by 

Joseph Cusumano ... line producer
Robert Evans ... producer
Dyson Lovell ... executive producer
Barrie M. Osborne ... line producer
Melissa Prophet ... associate producer
Fred Roos ... co-producer
Sylvio Tabet ... co-producer

Music by 

John Barry

Cinematography by 

Stephen Goldblatt ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Robert Q. Lovett
Barry Malkin
Robert Schafer ... (directors cut)

Casting By 

Lois Planco
Gretchen Rennell

Production Design by 

Richard Sylbert

Art Direction by 

Gregory Bolton
David Chapman

Set Decoration by 

Leslie Bloom ... (as Les Bloom)
George Gaines

Costume Design by 

Milena Canonero

Makeup Department 

John Caglione Jr. ... key prosthetics makeup
Verne Caruso ... hair stylist
Alan D'Angerio ... hair department head
Richard Dean ... makeup artist
C. Romania Ford ... makeup artist (as Romania Ford)
Frances A. Kolar ... makeup artist (as Francis Kolar)
Craig Lyman ... key makeup artist
Tony Marrero ... hair stylist
Lyndell Quiyou ... key hair stylist
Bert Reo Anderson ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Jay Cannistraci ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Doug Drexler ... makeup lab (uncredited)

Production Management 

Grace Blake ... executive production supervisor
Christopher Cronyn ... unit production manager
David Golden ... unit production manager
Margaret B. Hunnewell ... unit production manager (as Meg Hunnewell)
Kerry Orent ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Paula Brody ... dga trainee
Henry Bronchtein ... second assistant director
Gian-Carlo Coppola ... second unit director
Louis D'Esposito ... second assistant director
Robert V. Girolami ... first assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy ... first assistant director: montage and second unit (as Joseph Reidy)
Amy Sayers ... additional second assistant director

Art Department 

Billy Bishop ... assistant property master (as William Bishop)
James Halligan ... key construction grip
George Hugel ... carpenter
Beth Kuhn ... assistant art director
Sharmagne Leland-St. John ... assistant to production designer
Herbert F. Mulligan ... head set dresser (as Herbert Mulligan)
Jimmy Raitt ... property master
Bruno Robotti ... scenic supervisor
Edward Swanson ... key carpenter
Polly Wood-Holland ... scenic artist (as Polly Wood Holland)
Linda Conaway-Parsloe ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Carl Landi ... carpenter (uncredited)
John Peter Melendez ... set dresser (uncredited)
Harold Michelson ... illustrator (uncredited)

Sound Department 

James Austin ... re-recording mixer (as Jim Austin)
Richard Beggs ... supervising re-recording mixer
Tom Bellfort ... adr editor
Louis Bertini ... assistant sound editor
Edward Beyer ... supervising sound editor
Nathan Boxer ... boom operator
David Carroll ... supervising mix engineer
Laura Civiello ... assistant sound editor
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Harriet Fidlow ... adr editor
Rudy Gaskins ... apprentice sfx editor
Jack C. Jacobsen ... sound mixer (as Jack Jacobsen)
Michael Kirchberger ... sound editor
Kevin Lee ... sound editor
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer (as Mike Minkler)
Barbara Minor ... assistant sound editor
Laurie Mullen ... assistant sound editor
Mark Rathaus ... sound editor
Louise Rubacky ... assistant sound editor (as Mary-Louise Rubacky)
Maurice Schell ... sound editor
Paul Trejo ... sound editor
Steven Visscher ... assistant sound editor
John Clavin ... sound engineer (uncredited)
Richard Friedlander ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
James Perdue ... sound (uncredited)
Maurice Schell ... adr crowd (uncredited) / foley artist (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Connie Brink ... special effects (as Conrad Brink)
James 'Packy' Dolan ... gaffer: special effects unit
Lewis Gould ... special effects unit second assistant director
Michael Haley ... special effects unit first assistant director
William Kane ... special effects property master
Stan Parks ... special effects coordinator
Tony Parmelee ... special effects
Michael Rauch ... special effects unit production manager

Stunts 

William H. Burton Jr. ... stunt coordinator: special effects (as Bill Burton)
Victor Magnotta ... stunt coordinator (as Vic Magnotta)
Scott Leva ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Joseph F. Coffey ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Joseph Coffey)
Adger W. Cowans ... still photographer (as Adger Cowans)
Angelo Di Giacomo ... second assistant camera (as Angelo DiGiacomo)
Peter Girolami ... electrician
Kenneth Goss ... key grip
Vincent Guarriello ... best boy (as Vince Guarriello) / dolly grip (as Vince Guarriello)
Tim Guinness ... best boy
Charles K. Mattson ... best boy
George Patsos ... key grip: special effects unit
Steve Scanlon ... playback operator
Frank Schulz ... gaffer
Michael Stone ... camera operator
Donald Sweeney ... director of photography: second unit
David Wagreich ... first assistant camera
Andrew D. Schwartz ... still photographer: re-shoots (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Aleta Chappelle ... extras casting assistant (as Aleta Wood-Chappelle)
Nina Fineman ... casting assistant
Janet Hirshenson ... casting: Los Angeles
Julie Hughes ... music & dance casting
Jane Jenkins ... casting: Los Angeles
Barry Moss ... music & dance casting
Pippo Pisciotto ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Mark Burchard ... wardrobe
Al Craine ... key wardrobe (as Alfred Craine)
Beverly Cycon ... key wardrobe
Margarita Delgado ... assistant costume designer
Dougie Hawkes ... costumier
John Helgerson ... assistant costume designer
Maureen Hogan ... costume assistant
Judianna Makovsky ... assistant costume designer
Elizabeth Shelton ... assistant costume designer
Richard Shissler ... assistant costume designer
Rosamary Panzo ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Barnaby Smith ... set costumer (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Debra Bard ... assistant film editor
John David Coles ... assistant film editor
Gian-Carlo Coppola ... montage
Dorian Harris ... assistant film editor
James T. Mockoski ... restoration supervisor (2017 Restoration)
Mike Sowa ... restoration colorist
Donald Sweeney ... montage
Michael Berenbaum ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Location Management 

Celia D. Costas ... location manager: special effects unit (as Celia Costas)
Ed Dessisso ... location manager
Gaetano Lisi ... location manager
Charles Miller ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department 

John Barry ... conductor / music supervisor
Emile Charlap ... musician contractor
Clarence Gaskill ... composer: song "Minnie the Moocher"
Richard Gere ... musician: cornet solos
Norman Hollyn ... music editor
Jack Jeffers ... sideline musician contractor
Sy Johnson ... associate music supervisor / music arranger / orchestrator
Tom Jung ... music recording engineer
Jeff Kliment ... music editor
Patrick Mullins ... assistant music editor
Zane Weiner ... musical production coordinator
Jerry Wexler ... music consultant
Bob Wilber ... music re-creation
Albert Woodbury ... additional orchestrator (as Al Woodbury)

Transportation Department 

Patrick Hogan ... transportation captain: second unit

Other crew 

Claudia Asbury ... choreographer
Jane Bartelme ... assistant to producer
B.J. Bjorkman ... additional script supervisor
Dominique Bruballa ... production accountant
Lisa Burnett ... assistant production coordinator
Nelson Cabrera ... production staff
Cathleen Clarke ... assistant: Robert Evans
Antony Clavet ... visual consultant
Ralph Cooper ... special consultant
Ralph Cooper ... associate consultant
Norma Jean Darden ... research consultant
Loolee DeLeon ... office coordinator: San Francisco (as Loolee Deleon)
Michael Dick ... production assistant
Tony Dingman ... liaison: New York and San Francisco
George Faison ... choreographer
Patrick J. Feerick ... teamster (as P.J. Feerick)
Milton Forman ... producer consultant
Robert Gach ... assistant: Richard Gere
Maurice Hines Sr. ... research consultant
Gregory Hines ... tap improvography
Howard Johnson ... research consultant
Murdo Laird ... chief engineer: Electronic Cinema
Michael Lavin ... engineer: Electronic Cinema
Henry LeTang ... tap choreographer (as Henry Le Tang)
Lynn Lewis Lovett ... continuity
Gine Lui ... production assistant
Michael Meacham ... choreographer
Tom Miller ... unit publicist
Arthur Mitchell ... choreographer
Anahid Nazarian ... systems librarian: Electronic Cinema
Edward V. Padula ... production consultant
Janet Pett Davies ... assistant: Robert Evans (as Janet Pett)
Lillian Pyles ... assistant production coordinator
Marjorie Pyles-Hearst ... studio teacher
Grant Harper Reid ... production assistant (as Grant Reid)
Thomas Reilly ... teamster captain (as Tommy Reilly)
James W. Skotchdopole ... production assistant
Michael Smuin ... principal choreographer
Sara Ström ... secretary: Francis Coppola
Daniel R. Suhart ... dialogue coach (as Dan Suhart)
Victoria Turnwell ... assistant: Robert Evans
Kurt Woolner ... film finances representative
Mitchell Amundsen ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tommy Burns ... production assistant (uncredited)
Justin Cooke ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ellie LeTang ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Jane Paul ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Maurice Schell ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Tony Trimarco ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Rick Washburn ... weapons coordinator (uncredited)

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