R | | Crime, Drama, Music
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
As depicted in the movie, Owney Madden and Big Frenchy DeMange were close friends and partners in the Cotton Club. Ironically, as younger men they belonged to rival crime syndicates and were bitter enemies.
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.
It seems that the first murder is a bit shortened in the German Constantin Video release (FSK 16).
$2,903,603 (USA) (16 December 1984)