The Cotton Club

It was the jazz age. It was an era of elegance and violence. The action was gambling. The stakes were life and death.

Categories: Crime, Drama
Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1984-12-14
Run time: 127 minute / 2:7
Budget: $58,000,000
Revenue: $25,928,721
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, William Kennedy.
Production Companies : Orion Pictures, PSO International, Totally Independent
Production Country: United States of America


Richard Gere
as Richard 'Dixie' Dwyer
Gregory Hines
as Delbert 'Sandman' Williams
Diane Lane
as Vera Cicero
Lonette McKee
as Lila Rose Oliver
Bob Hoskins
as Owney Madden
James Remar
as Dutch Schultz
Nicolas Cage
as Vincent Dwyer
Allen Garfield
as Otto 'Abbadabba' Berman
Fred Gwynne
as Frenchy Demange
Gwen Verdon
as Tish Dwyer
Lisa Jane Persky
as Frances Flegenheimer
Maurice Hines
as Clay Williams
Julian Beck
as Sol Weinstein
Novella Nelson
as Madame St. Clair
Laurence Fishburne
as Bumpy Rhodes
John P. Ryan
as Joe Flynn
Tom Waits
as Irving Stark
Ron Karabatsos
as Mike Best
Glenn Withrow
as Ed Popke
Jennifer Grey
as Patsy Dwyer
Wynonna Smith
as Winnie Williams
Thelma Carpenter
as Norma Williams
Charles 'Honi' Coles
as Suger Coates
Larry Marshall
as Cab Calloway
Joe Dallesandro
as Charles 'Lucky' Luciano
Diane Venora
as Gloria Swanson
Tucker Smallwood
as Kid Griffin
Marc Coppola
as Ted Husing
Robert Earl Jones
as Stage Door Joe
Sofia Coppola
as Child in Street
Tracey Ross
as Dancer
Mario Van Peebles
as Dancer
Ed O'Ross
as Monk
Frederick Downs Jr.
as Sullen Man
Woody Strode
as Holmes
Bill Graham
as J.W.
Dayton Allen
as Solly
Kim Chan
as Ling
Ed Rowan
as Messiah
Leonard Termo
as Danny
Brian Tarantina
as Vince Hood
Bruce MacVittie
as Vince Hood
James Russo
as Vince Hood
Giancarlo Esposito
as Bumpy Hood
Rony Clanton
as Caspar Holstein
Damien Leake
as Bub Jewett
Bill Cobbs
as Big Joe Ison
Joe Lynn
as Marcial Flores
Oscar Barnes
as Spanish Henry
Ed Zang
as Hotel Clerk
Sandra Beall
as Myrtle Fay
Zane Mark
as Duke Ellington
Paul Herman
as Policeman #1
Randle Mell
as Policeman #2
Gregory Rozakis
as Charlie Chaplin
Vincent Jerman-Jerosa
as James Cagney
Rosalind Harris
as Fanny Brice
Jackée Harry
as Dancer
Sonya Hensley
as Dancer
Valarie Pettiford
as Dancer
Kimberly Dorsey
as Joan Blondell (uncredited)
Anton Evangelista
as Ownie Hood (uncredited)
Nicholas J. Giangiulio
as Screen Test Thug (uncredited)
Suzanne Kaaren
as The Duchess of Park Avenue (uncredited)
Robin Karfo
as Vera's Sidekick / Banville Club (uncredited)
Mark Margolis
as Charlie Workman (uncredited)
Naylon Mitchell
as Busboy (uncredited)
Ray Negron
as Waiter (uncredited)
Kirk Taylor
as Cotton Club Waiter (uncredited)
Rick Washburn
as Hitman (uncredited)
Francis Ford Coppola Screenplay

Francis Ford Coppola Director

Francis Ford Coppola Story

John Barry Original Music Composer

Barry Malkin Editor

Mario Puzo Story

Nathan Boxer Boom Operator

David Chapman Art Direction
Leslie Bloom Set Decoration
Richard Sylbert Production Design

Stephen Goldblatt Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up
Milena Canonero Costume Design

Gretchen Rennell Casting
Robert Evans Producer

Gregory Bolton Art Direction
George Gaines Set Decoration

Robert Q. Lovett Editor

William Kennedy Screenplay
William Kennedy Story
Jim Haskins Writer

Lois Planco Casting

Norman Hollyn Music Editor

Victor Magnotta Stunt Coordinator
Kerry Orent Post Production Supervisor

Michael Stone Camera Operator

Louis D'Esposito Second Assistant Director

Donald Sweeney Second Unit Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up
Craig Lyman Key Makeup Artist

David Golden Unit Production Manager

Henry J. Bronchtein Second Assistant Director
Robert V. Girolami First Assistant Director

Costume & Make-Up
Lyndell Quiyou Key Hair Stylist

David Wagreich First Assistant Camera

Lynn Lewis Lovett Continuity

Christopher Cronyn Unit Production Manager

Adger W. Cowans Still Photographer

Jack C. Jacobsen Sound Mixer

Jimmy Raitt Property Master

Edward Swanson Carpenter

Margaret B. Hunnewell Unit Production Manager

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