The Cotton Club (1984)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Musical | Crime | Drama

Most recently watched by sensoria, schofizzy


The story of the people that frequented Harlem’s famous nightclubs, ‘The Cotton Club’, and those that ran it.

Rated R | Length 127 minutes


Mario Van Peebles | Tracey Ross | Sofia Coppola | Marc Coppola | Robert Earl Jones | Giancarlo Esposito | Tucker Smallwood | Diane Venora | Joe Dallesandro | Larry Marshall | Charles 'Honi' Coles | Thelma Carpenter | Wynonna Smith | Jennifer Grey | Glenn Withrow | Tom Waits | Ron Karabatsos | John P. Ryan | Laurence Fishburne | Novella Nelson | Nicolas Cage | Allen Garfield | Fred Gwynne | Gwen Verdon | Lisa Jane Persky | Maurice Hines | Julian Beck | James Remar | Bob Hoskins | Lonette McKee | Diane Lane | Gregory Hines | Richard Gere

Viewing Notes

I didn’t remember a whole lot about this. I’d been meaning to rewatch it for years now since its been decades since I’d seen it. Glad I finally pulled the trigger on it. Such a great ensemble cast with amazing musical and dance performances. It really feels like this era of film making, which itself was an ode to ‘30s musicals and gangster films to an extent, is gone never to return.


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