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- Richard Gere
- Gregory Hines
- Diane Lane
- Lonette McKee
- Bob Hoskins
- James Remar
- Nicolas Cage
- Allen Garfield
- Fred Gwynne
- Gwen Verdon
Did You Know?
- The role of Vera Cicero was originally assigned to Brooke Shields. However, she turned down the offer in order to study French Literature at Princeton University.
- When Dixie goes to ransom Frenchy there is a different amount of shaving cream on Mad Dog's face in every shot.
- Vera: You've got about as much style as a bowl of turnips.
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Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club is, quite simply, a wonderful movie. It has the confidence and momentum of a movie where every shot was premeditated -- and even if we know that wasn't the case, and this was one of the most troubled productions in recent movie history, what difference does that make when the result is so entertaining?
Cotton Club lacks the resonance of The Godfather; it's similar stylistically, but everything is coarsened, caricatured. What Coppola has achieved, however, is what Sergio Leone was after in Once Upon a Time in America when he tried to celebrate America by recycling the cliches of its gangster films. [14 Dec 1984]
The Cotton Club never seems to go anywhere, so that we are caught up short when it seems to have gotten somewhere. Then it's over, finished in Hines' blaze of glory, and a few minutes later one wonders what one has seen. It's big and colorful and terribly thin. [14 Dec 1984, p.E18]