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Cotton Club DVD Cover
The Cotton Club
" Where crime lords rub elbows with the rich and famous!"
Synopsis: The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. An upscale homage to classic gangster films. Cornet player Dixie Dwyer (Richard Gere, playing his own jazzy solos) drifting from one story to the next--loving a young, ambitious vamp (Diane Lane, with whom Gere shares precious little chemistry), enjoying the success of a hotshot hoofer (Gregory Hines), and protecting his brazen bother (Nicolas Cage) from the deadly temper of mob boss Dutch Schultz (James Remar). The Cotton Club is perhaps best appreciated for its meticulous re-creation of Harlem's Cotton Club heyday, and some great music by Ellington, Calloway, etc.
* Gregory Hines does some great Hoofing, and there are at least a DOZEN LEGENDARY TAP DANCERS in this here film ... Yeah!, Old Skool Baby! Plus the many (re-created) interior Cotton Club scenes and dances give a great insight to how the club was back in the day..
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations
Cotton Club Lobby Card (MGM)Cotton Club Lobby Card (MGM)Cotton Club Lobby Card (MGM)Cotton Club Lobby Card (MGM)
 
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12/14/1984M.G.M.Francis Ford Coppola[DVD | VHS]

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127 MINUTES (R)U.S.A.EnglishColor

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Crime / Drama / Music / DanceGregory HinesTAP!Very Very Good
 

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noinfo Actors / Actresses:

Arthur Mitchell (choreographer)Allen Garfield (Abbadabba Berman)Lonette McKee (Lila Rose Oliver)
Claudia Asbury (choreographer)Bob Hoskins (Owney Madden)Nicholas Cage (Vincent Dwyer)
Ellie LeTang (Assist. Choreo)Diane Lane (Vera Cicero)Norma Jean Darden (Elida Webb)
George Faison (choreographer )Diane Venora (Gloria Swanson)Novella Nelson (Madame St. Clair)
Henry LeTang (tap choreographer)Fred Gwen (Frenchy Demange)Patricia LeTang (Child in Street)
Michael Meacham (choreographer)Gregory Hines (Sandman Williams)Richard Gere (Dixie Dwyer)
Gregory Rozakis (Charlie Chaplin)Robert Earl Jones (Stage Door Joe)
Gwen Verdon (Tish Dwyer)Rosalind Harris (Fanny Brice)
James Remar (Dutch Schultz)Stan Tracy (Diamond's Bodyguard)
Jennifer Grey (Patsy Dwyer)Vincent Jerosa (James Cagney)
Joe Dallesandro ('Lucky' Luciano) 
John P. Ryan (Joe Flynn) 
Julian Beck (Sol Weinstein) 
Laurence Fishburne (Bumpy) 
Lisa Jane Persky (F. Flegenheimer) 
 

noinfo Known Dancers in Film

Alde Lewis (Dancer)Gregory Hines (Sandman Williams)Mary Beth Kurdock (Dancer)
Alexis Wilson (Dancer)Gwen Verdon (Tish Dwyer)Melanie Caldwell (Dancer)
Alice Anne Oates (Dancer)Harold Cromer (Tap)Maurice Hines (Clay Williams)
Anne Duquesnay (Dancer)Henry LeTang (Tap)Paula Lynn (Dancer)
Antonia Pettiford (Dancer)Henry Phace Roberts (Tap)Ralph Brown (Tap)
Benny Clorey (Dancer)Howard 'Sandman' Sims (Tap)Renee Rodriguez (Dancer)
Bernard Manners (Dancer)Ivery Wheeler (Dancer)Rima Vetter (Dancer)
Bernard Marsh (Dancer)Jackee Harree (Dancer)Robin Harmon (Dancer)
Bubba Gaines (Tap)Jacquelyn Bird (Dancer)Ruddy L. Garner (Ruddy Garner)
Carla Earle (Dancer)James 'Buster' Brown (Tap)Ruthanna Graves (Dancer)
Charles 'Honi' Coles (Sugar Coates)Jan Mickens (Tap)Sarita Allen (Dancer)
Charles Young (Tap)Janet Powell (Dancer)Sheri Cowart (Sherri Cowart)
Christina Kumi Kimball (Dancer)Jhoe Breedlove (Dancer)Shirley Black-Brown (Dancer)
Cisco Drayton (Dancer)Jimmy Slyde (Tap)Skip Cunningham (Tip, Tap, Toe)
Dave Jackson (Dancer)Julie Pars (Dancer)Sonya Hensley (Dancer)
David McHarris (Dancer)Karen DiBianco (Dancer)Terri Griffin (Dancer)
Debbie Fitts (Dancer)Karen Wadkins (Dancer)Tracey Bass (Dancer)
Delores McHarris (Dancer)Kiki Shepard (Dancer)Tracey Ross (Dancer)
Donald Williams (Dancer)Leslie Caldwell (Dancer)Valarie Pettiford (Dancer)
Ethel Beatty (Bandana Babies)Luther Fontaine (Tip, Tap, Toe)Vody Najac (Dancer)
Gail Kendricks (Dancer)Lydia Abarca (Dancer)Vya Negromonte (Viewma)
Gary Thomas (Dancer)Mario Van Peebles (Dancer)Wendy Edmead (Dancer)
George Hillmann (Tap)  
 

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noinfo Similar Films:

BallroomLegendary Tap Dancers* Bojangles DVD
CharlestonCab Calloway* Cotton Club Revue (1938)
Jazz Dance * Cotton Club Steppers (1932)
Tap Dance * Godfather, the DVD
Truckin' * Ragtime DVD
  * Roxy Hart DVD
  * Tap DVD
 
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **

noinfo Music Titles In Film:

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noinfo Sheet Music Covers:

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Barbecue Bess (Goldsmith)Cab Callowayn/a
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Best Beats SandmanDuke Ellington Music 
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Copper Colored Gal (Davis)Larry Marshall 
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Cotton Club Stomp #1Lonette McKee 
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Cotton Club Stomp #2 (Ellington) [MP3]Tom Waits 
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Creole Love Call (Baskerville)Sydney Goldsmith 
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Daybreak Express (Ellington) [MP3]  
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Depression Hits  
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Dixie Kidnaps Vera  
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Drop Me Off In Harlem

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noinfo Film Posters:

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **East St. Louis Toodle-O [MP3]$ Cotton Club OST$ Cotton Club Poster 1
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **ILL Wind (Koehler & Alan) $ Cotton Club Poster 2
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Jitterbug  
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Lady With The Fan  
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Minnie The Moocher (Calloway) [MP3]  
free preview Mooche, the (Ellington) [MP3]  
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Mood Indigo (Ellington) [MP3]  
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Ring Dem Bells  
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Truckin'  
 

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n/an/an/a
 

noinfo Books / Magazines on this film:

noinfo Title:noinfo Author:noinfo Date:noinfo Publisher:
The Cotton ClubJim Haskins1984New Amer Library
    
 

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