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.
Laurence Fishburne's character, Bumpy Rhodes, was based on real-life Harlem gangster Bumpy Johnson. Fishburne played Bumpy Johnson 13 years later in Hoodlum (1997).
You've got about as much style as a bowl of turnips.
During the montage song Ill Wind there is a shot of coins and bills being poured out. The dimes in the shot are Eisenhower dimes, a president in the 50's.
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)
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