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The Cotton Club

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Cotton Club
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In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules. As tension rises, so do tempers, and the nightclub becomes a pressure-cooker of jilted loves and mob jobs.
Title: The Cotton Club
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: an Orion Pictures release ; screenplay by William Kennedy & Francis Coppola ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Francis Coppola
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special feature: theatrical trailer
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984
Suggested by James Haskins' pictorial history, The Cotton Club
Summary: In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules. As tension rises, so do tempers, and the nightclub becomes a pressure-cooker of jilted loves and mob jobs.
Additional Contributors: Haskins, James - Cotton Club - 1941-2005
Gwynne, Fred - Actor
Cage, Nicolas - 1965- - Actor
Hoskins, Bob - Actor
McKee, Lonette - Actor
Lane, Diane - Actor
Hines, Gregory - Actor
Gere, Richard - 1949- - Actor
Evans, Robert - 1930- - Producer
Coppola, Francis Ford - 1939-
Kennedy, William - 1928- - Author of screenplay
MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Orion Pictures
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
ISBN: 9780792850250
0792850254
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama COTTON
Credits: Story by William Kennedy & Francis Coppola and Mario Puzo ; director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; edited by Barry Malkin & Robert Q. Lovett ; original music composed and conducted by John Barry.
Performers: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, Nicolas Cage, Fred Gwynne ... [et al.].
System Details: DVD, NTSC, 16:9 widescreen, 1.85:1; Dolby digital, 5.1 surround (English), mono. (French)
Other Language: In English, also dubbed into French; optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed captioned
Subject Headings: Jazz musicians New York (State) New York Drama Jazz New York (State) New York Drama Cotton Club Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Musical films
Gangster films
Feature films
Topical Term: Jazz musicians
Jazz
Publisher No: 1002205 MGM Home Entertainment
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Welcome to The Cotton Club. Where Crime Lords rub elbows with the rich and famous. Where deals are made, lives are traded. And the legends of jazz light up the night. --
Gregory Hines, Richard Gere and the jazz classics of the era star in this Coppola film.


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Oct 18, 2013
  • e278 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Cotton Club”: entertaining, full of great actors acting good; great “hoofing” scenes; good music.

Aug 13, 2013
  • CharlesPonzi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Boring.

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