Welcome to the Cotton Club, where crime lords rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Director Francis Ford Coppola and co-writers William Kennedy and Mario Puzo create a panorama of love, crime and entertainment centered on the legendary Harlem Nightclub owned by Owney Madden (Bob Hoskins). Cornet player Dixie Dwyer (Richard Gere) gets a job in Harlem's famous Cotton Club, while his brother gets a job as Dutch Schultz's (James Remar) bodyguard. Dwyer falls for Schultz's mistress Vera Cicero (Diane Lane), and finds himself caught in the middle of mobster rivalry in this stylish gangster film.
Stylish, With Great Performances
- The Cotton Club review by ciml
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With Cottton Club, Francis Ford Coppola created a masterpiece that compares well against film greats such as The Godfather (also by Coppola) and the excellent Millers Crossing. The key performances all work, (Richard Gere is excellent), and the film just "looks" great.