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  • The Cotton Club (1984)
  • R
    129 min | Crime, Drama, Music
The Cotton Club (1984)
R
129 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Meet the jazz musicians, dancers, owner, and guests (like gangster Dutch Schultz) of The Cotton Club in 1928-1930s Harlem.
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Director
Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola)
Writers
William Kennedy (screenplay) (story) | Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) (as Francis Coppola) (story) (as Francis Coppola) | Mario Puzo (story) | Jim Haskins (pictorial history "The Cotton Club") (suggestion) (as James Haskins)
Producer
Composer
Cinematographer
Editors
Robert Q. Lovett | Barry Malkin | Glen Scantlebury (directors cut) | Robert Schafer (directors cut)
Casting Directors
Production Designer
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Release date
Dec 14, 1984 (United States)

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Cast

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