The Cotton Club 37 years old

It was the jazz age. It was an era of elegance and violence. The action was gambling. The stakes were life and death.

The Cotton Club

Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.

Credits

The Cotton Club Cast

Name Character
Laurence Fishburne He was 23, now 60 years old as Bumpy Rhodes
Richard Gere He was 35, now 72 years old as Dixie Dwyer
James Russo He was 31, now 69 years old
Nicolas Cage He was 20, now 58 years old as Vincent Dwyer
Diane Lane She was 19, now 57 years old as Vera Cicero
Tom Waits He was 35, now 72 years old as Irving Stark
James Remar He was 30, now 68 years old as Dutch Schulz
Brian Tarantina He was 25, 60 years old when he died
Giancarlo Esposito He was 26, now 64 years old
Giancarlo Esposito He was 26, now 64 years old as Bumpy Hood
Bob Hoskins He was 42, 71 years old when he died as Owney Madden
Ed O'Ross He was 35, now 72 years old as Monk
Mario Van Peebles He was 27, now 65 years old as Dancer
John P. Ryan He was 48, 70 years old when he died as Joe Flynn
Diane Venora She was 32, now 69 years old as Gloria Swanson
Mark Margolis He was 45, now 82 years old
Allen Garfield He was 45, now 82 years old as Abbadabba Berman
Rony Clanton as Caspar Holstein
Kim Chan He was 66, 90 years old when he died as Ling
Bill Cobbs He was 50, now 88 years old as Big Joe Ison
Paul Herman He was 38, now 76 years old
Jennifer Grey She was 24, now 62 years old as Patsy Dwyer
Sofia Coppola She was 13, now 51 years old as Child in Street
Bruce MacVittie He was 28, now 65 years old
Fred Gwynne He was 58, 66 years old when he died as Frenchy Demange
Robert Earl Jones He was 74, 96 years old when he died as Stage Door Joe
Tucker Smallwood He was 40, now 78 years old as Kid Griffin
Woody Strode He was 70, 80 years old when he died as Holmes
Gregory Hines He was 38, 57 years old when he died as Sandman Williams
Jackée Harry She was 28, now 65 years old
Lisa Jane Persky She was 29, now 67 years old as Frances Flegenheimer
Kirk Taylor
Gwen Verdon She was 59, 75 years old when she died as Tish Dwyer
Rick Washburn He was 38, now 76 years old
Damien Leake He was 32, now 69 years old as Bub Jewett
Lonette McKee She was 30, now 67 years old as Lila Rose Oliver
Novella Nelson She was 44, 77 years old when she died as Madame St. Clair
Glenn Withrow He was 31, now 68 years old as Ed Popke
Valarie Pettiford She was 24, now 61 years old
Suzanne Kaaren She was 72, 92 years old when she died
Bill Graham He was 53, 60 years old when he died as J.W.
Marc Coppola He was 26, now 64 years old as Ted Husing
Rosalind Harris She was 34, now 72 years old
Charles 'Honi' Coles as Suger Coates
Nicholas J. Giangiulio
Ed Rowan as Messiah
Larry Marshall He was 42, 75 years old when he died as Cab Calloway
Thelma Carpenter She was 62, 75 years old when she died as Norma Williams
Julian Beck He was 59, 60 years old when he died as Sol Weinstein
Joe Dallesandro He was 35, now 73 years old as Charles 'Lucky' Luciano
Joe Lynn He was 59, now 97 years old as Marcial Flores
Dayton Allen He was 65, 85 years old when he died as Solly
Ed Zang as Hotel Clerk
Leonard Termo He was 49, 77 years old when he died as Danny
Sonya Hensley

The Cotton Club Crew

Name Department
Barry Malkin as Editor. He was 46 (80) years old when He died Editing
Nathan Boxer as Boom Operator. Sound
David Chapman as Art Direction. He was 184 (83) years old when He died Art
Leslie Bloom as Set Decoration. She was 15 (now 22) years old Art
Gretchen Rennell as Casting. Production
Gregory Bolton as Art Direction. Art
George Gaines as Set Decoration. He was 51 (52) years old when He died Art
Robert Q. Lovett as Editor. He was 15 (now 22) years old Editing
William Kennedy as Screenplay. He was 56 (now 94) years old Writing
William Kennedy as Story. He was 56 (now 94) years old Writing
Jim Haskins as Writer. Writing
Lois Planco as Casting. Production
Norman Hollyn as Music Editor. He was 32 (66) years old when He died Sound
Kerry Orent as Post Production Supervisor. She was 34 (now 72) years old Crew
Michael Stone as Camera Operator. He was 35 (56) years old when He died Camera
Donald Sweeney as Second Unit Director of Photography. Camera
Francis Ford Coppola as Director. He was 45 (now 83) years old Directing
Francis Ford Coppola as Screenplay. He was 45 (now 83) years old Writing
Francis Ford Coppola as Story. He was 45 (now 83) years old Writing
John Barry as Original Music Composer. He was 51 (77) years old when He died Sound
Mario Puzo as Story. He was 64 (78) years old when He died Writing
Louis D'Esposito as Second Assistant Director. Directing
The Cotton Club poster
The Cotton Club (37 years)

It was the jazz age. It was an era of elegance and violence. The action was gambling. The stakes were life and death.

  • Release day: Friday, December 14, 1984
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Budget: 58000000.00
  • Revenue: 25928721.00