Ragtime 40 years old

The passion, the violence, the birth of America's Gilded Age.

Ragtime

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Credits

Ragtime Cast

Name Character
Fran Drescher She was 24, now 64 years old as Mameh
Jeff Daniels He was 26, now 67 years old as P.C. O'Donnel
Samuel L. Jackson He was 32, now 73 years old as Gang Member 2
Jeffrey DeMunn He was 34, now 75 years old as Houdini
Jack Nicholson He was 44, now 85 years old as Pirate (uncredited)
Brad Dourif He was 31, now 72 years old as Younger Brother
John Ratzenberger He was 34, now 75 years old as Policeman
Mary Steenburgen She was 28, now 69 years old as Mother
Al Matthews He was 38, 75 years old when he died as Maitre D'
Richard Griffiths He was 34, 65 years old when he died as Delmas' Assistant No. 1
Mandy Patinkin He was 28, now 69 years old as Tateh
Robert Joy He was 30, now 70 years old as Henry Thaw
Pat O’Brien He was 82, 83 years old when he died as Delphin
James Cagney He was 82, 86 years old when he died as Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo
Howard Rollins He was 31, 46 years old when he died as Coalhouse Walker Jr.
Elizabeth McGovern She was 20, now 60 years old as Evelyn Nesbit
Donald O'Connor He was 56, 78 years old when he died as Evelyn's Dance Instructor
Alan Gifford He was 70, 77 years old when he died as Judge
Christopher Malcolm He was 35, 67 years old when he died as Police Captain No. 2
Frankie Faison He was 32, now 73 years old as Gang Member 1
Michael Jeter He was 29, 50 years old when he died as Special Reporter
Calvin Levels He was 27, now 67 years old as Gang Member No. 3
Moses Gunn He was 52, 64 years old when he died as Booker T. Washington
Norman Mailer He was 58, 84 years old when he died as Stanford White
Bruce Boa He was 51, 73 years old when he died as Jerome
Bessie Love She was 83, 87 years old when she died as Old Lady - T.O.C.
Harry Ditson as County Clerk
Robert Arden He was 58, 81 years old when he died as Foreman of the Jury
Thomas A. Carlin He was 52, 63 years old when he died as Vice President Fairbanks
Debbie Allen She was 31, now 72 years old as Sarah
Dorsey Wright He was 24, now 65 years old as Gang Member No. 4
Kenneth McMillan He was 49, 56 years old when he died as Willie Conklin
James Olson He was 51, now 91 years old as Father
Norman Chancer as Gent No. 1 - Agent
Billy J. Mitchell He was 39, 56 years old when he died as Delmas' Assistant No. 2
Robert Boyd as Teddy Roosevelt
Ted Ross He was 47, 68 years old when he died as Black Lawyer
Hal Galili He was 54, 56 years old when he died as Police Captain No. 1
Jenny Nichols She was 5, now 46 years old as Little Girl
Herman Meckler as Vernon Elliott
Zack Norman He was 41, now 82 years old as Gent No. 2 - Manager

Ragtime Crew

Name Department
Tony Reading as Production Design. He was 41 (now 82) years old Art
John Graysmark as Production Design. He was 46 (75) years old when He died Art
Anne V. Coates as Editor. She was 55 (92) years old when She died Editing
Antony Gibbs as Editor. He was 56 (90) years old when He died Editing
Stanley Warnow as Editor. Editing
Ragtime poster
Ragtime (40 years)

The passion, the violence, the birth of America's Gilded Age.

  • Release day: Friday, November 20, 1981
  • Runtime: 155 minutes