“The Cotton Club” quotes

Plot – In the late 1920s, the Cotton Club is the most famous club in New York. Black singers and dancers perform but only white people are allowed in. When a mafia boss - Schultz the Dutchman - is attacked in the club, the young white cornet player Dixie saves his life. The Dutchman pays Dixie back by making sure he gets hired by the Cotton Club, which is managed by mafia boss Owney Madden, and instructs him to escort his mistress Vera Cicero. Dixie and Vera slowly fall in love, but the Dutchman's shadow looms. All sorts of mobsters meet at the Cotton, but Dixie no longer accepts the role he has been given and, thanks to the intervention of the club owner, goes to Hollywood where he quickly becomes a movie star. Vera refuses to run away with him, even if she loves him, because she is dominated and intimidated by the Dutchman's violence, who on the other hand has opened a luxury bar with her name. However, the Dutchman's career is also over. A new generation of mobsters is emerging: the new rising star is Lucky Luciano, who aspires to be the lord of the world of vice and whose killers take out the Dutchman and his gang. The boss who ran the Cotton Club ducks out, preferring to spend a few months in prison for tax crimes rather than to face the deadly risks looming over the city, while Vera and Dixie leave for Hollywood to build a new life.
All actors – Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred Gwynne, Gwen Verdon, Lisa Jane Persky, Maurice Hines, Julian Beck, Novella Nelson, Laurence Fishburne, John P. Ryan, Tom Waits, Ron Karabatsos, Glenn Withrow, Jennifer Grey, Wynonna Smith, Thelma Carpenter, Charles 'Honi' Coles, Larry Marshall, Joe Dallesandro, Ed O'Ross, Frederick Downs Jr., Diane Venora, Tucker Smallwood, Woody Strode, Bill Graham, Dayton Allen, Kim Chan, Ed Rowan, Leonard Termo, George Cantero, Brian Tarantina, Bruce MacVittie, James Russo, Giancarlo Esposito, Bruce Hubbard, Rony Clanton, Damien Leake, Bill Cobbs, Joe Lynn, Oscar Barnes, Ed Zang, Sandra Beall, Zane Mark, Tom Signorelli, Paul Herman, Randle Mell, Steve Vignari, Susan Mechsner, Gregory Rozakis, Marc Coppola, Norma Jean Darden, Robert Earl Jones, Vincent Jerman-Jerosa, Rosalind Harris, Steve Cafiso, John Cafiso, Sofia Coppola, Ninon Digiorgio, Daria Hines, Patricia LeTang, Christopher Lewis, Danielle Osborne, Jason Papalardo, Demetrius Pena, Priscilla Baskerville, Ethel Beatty, Sydney Goldsmith, James 'Buster' Brown, Ralph Brown, Harold Cromer, Bubba Gaines, George Hillman, Henry Phace Roberts, Howard 'Sandman' Sims, Jimmy Slyde, Henry LeTang, Charles Young, Skip Cunningham, Luther Fontaine, Jan Mickens, Lydia Abarca, Sarita Allen, Tracey Bass, Jacquelyn Bird, Shirley Black-Brown, Jhoe Breedlove, Leslie Caldwell, Melanie Caldwell, Benny Clorey, Sheri Cowart, Karen DiBianco, Cisco Drayton, Ann Duquesnay, Carla Earle, Wendy Edmead, Debbie Fitts, Ruddy L. Garner, Ruthanna Graves, Terri Griffin, Robin Harmon, Jackée Harry, Sonya Hensley, Dave Jackson, Gail Kendricks, Christina Kumi Kimball, Mary Beth Kurdock, Alde Lewis, Paula Lynn, Bernard Manners, Bernard Marsh, David McHarris, Delores McHarris, Vody Najac, Vya Negromonte, Alice Anne Oates, Anne Palmer, Julie Pars, Antonia Pettiford, Valarie Pettiford, Janet Powell, Renee Rodriguez, Tracey Ross, Kiki Shepard, Gary Thomas, Mario Van Peebles, Rima Vetter, Karen Wadkins, Ivery Wheeler, Donald Williams, Alexis Wilson, , Linda Gillen, Bella Jarrett, George Coutoupis, Scott Crawford, Kimberly Dorsey, Anton Evangelista, Nicholas J. Giangiulio, Suzanne Kaaren, Mark Margolis, Naylon Mitchell, D.J. Sharp, Kirk Taylor, Stan Tracy, Rick Washburn
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