R | | Crime, Drama, Music
Meet the jazz musicians, dancers, owner and guests (e.g. gangster Dutch Schultz) of The Cotton Club in 1928-30s Harlem.
Allegedly, the reconciliation scene between Owney Madden and Frenchy was written by Fred Gwynne. Francis Ford Coppola considered removing the scene during editing but was convinced by co-screenwriter William Kennedy to leave it in.
Mr. Flynn was a bootlegger. That's how they live in this world. Maybe one day you'll wise up, sap!
When Dixie goes to ransom Frenchy there is a different amount of shaving cream on Mad Dog's face in every shot.
In the original version, the opening credits were intercut with dancers performing "The Mooche." In the 2019 revision, the dancing is eliminated and the credits roll straight through, but have been joined with straight cuts rather than dissolves. Additionally, Coppola has changed his billing from "Francis Coppola" to "Francis Ford Coppola." Finally, restoration credits have been added after the end titles.
It seems that the first murder is a bit shortened in the German Constantin Video release (FSK 16).
$2,903,603 16 December 1984