James Cagney
Director: Milos Forman Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
, Moses Gunn
Moses Gunn
Milos Forman

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Milos Foreman's cinematic adaptation of E.L. Doctrow's sprawling pop-culture epic Ragtime follows a variety of characters whose lives intertwine during the earliest years of the 20th century. Brad Dourif plays the meek young brother in a wealthy family who ends up helping Coalhouse Walker Jr. (Howard E. Rollins) when the proud black man stands up to the racism that surrounds him with a criminal act that leads to a standoff with a police commissioner (James Cagney - making his return to the big screen after fifteen years away). Secondary characters include a street artist (Mandy Patinkin) who gets his foot in the door of the nascent film business, and a flighty young woman (Elizabeth McGovern) who inspires men who desire her to violence. Randy Newman composed the score, which included a song that earned him his first Oscar nomination.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2019
UPC: 0032429311634
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:35:00
Sales rank: 5,418

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Comm. Rheinlander Waldo
Brad Dourif Younger Brother
Moses Gunn Booker T. Washington
Elizabeth McGovern Evelyn Nesbit
Kenneth McMillan Willie Conklin
Donald O'Connor Evelyn's Dance Teacher
Howard E. Rollins Coalhouse Walker, Jr.
Pat O'Brien Delmas
James Olson Father
Mandy Patinkin Tateh
Mary Steenburgen Mother
Debbie Allen Sarah
Jeffrey DeMunn Houdini
Robert Joy Harry K. Thaw
Norman Mailer Stanford White
John Alderson Waldos Aide No. 1
Robert Arden Foreman of the Jury
Donald Bisset J.P. Morgan
Nesbitt Blaisdell Policeman No. 5
Bruce Boa Jerome
Robert Boyd Theodore Roosevelt
Hoolihan Burke Brigit
Thomas A. Carlin Vice President Fairbanks
Josh Clark Fireman No. 3
Patrick Connor Waldos Aide No. 3
Edwin Cooper Grandfather
Joel Cutrara Policeman No. 11
Jeff Daniels PC O'Donnell
E. Brian Dean Actor
Jake Dengel Fireman No. 2
Barry Dennen Stage Manager
Harry Ditson County Clerk
Robert Dorning Gent with Stanford White
Fran Drescher Mameh
Frankie R. Faison Gang Member No. 1
Gretchen Franklin Elderly Woman
Hal Galili Police Captain No. 1
Nicholas J. Giangiulio Fireman
Alan Gifford Judge
Patrick Gorman Thug No. 2
Geoffrey Greenhill Police Guard (T.O.C.)
Richard Griffiths Delmas Assistant No. 1
Jeff Harding Policeman No. 13
George Harris Band Leader, Clef Club
Ray Hassett Policeman No. 2
Robert Henderson Elderly Man
Colette Hiller Lawyers Female Companion No. 1
Robert Hitt Plainclothes Detective No. 2
Elaine Ives-Cameron Lawyers Female Companion No. 2
Samuel L. Jackson Gang Member No. 2
Michael Jeter Special Reporter
Andreas Katsulas Policeman No. 3
Douglas Lambert Police Sergeant
Calvin Levels Gang Member No. 3
Bessie Love Old Lady (T.O.C.)
Christopher Malcolm Police Captain No. 2
George J. Manos Novelty Shop Storeman
Derek Martin Waldos Aide No. 2
Al Matthews Maitre D
Herman Meckler Vernon Elliott
Stuart Milligan Marksman
Billy Mitchell Delmas Assistant No. 2
Jenny Nichols Little Girl
Zack Norman Gent No. 2 - Manager
Richard Oldfield Stock Reporter
Ethan Phillips Guard at Family House
Don Plumley Inspector McNeil
Joe Praml Policeman No. 4
Val Pringle Actor
John Ratzenberger Fireman
Bill Reimbold Gent No. 3 - Lawyer
Ted Ross Black Lawyer
Bob Sherman Policeman No. 10
Tony Sibbald Stock Reporter
Stan Simmons Thug No. 3
John Sterland Library Guard
Jan Triska Special Reporter
Judi Trott Actor
Burnell Tucker Reporter
Britt Walker Black Butler No. 1
Ron Weyand Doctor Muller
Peter Whitman Stock Reporter
Ed Wiley Conductor
Dorsey Wright Gang Member No. 4

Technical Credits
Milos Forman Director
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Production Designer
Anne V. Coates Editor
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
E.L. Doctorow Screenwriter
Antony Gibbs Editor
Bo Goldman Screenwriter
John Graysmark Production Designer
Michael Hausman Asst. Director,Producer
Steve James Stunts
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Randy Newman Score Composer,Songwriter
Miroslav Ondrícek Cinematographer
Tony Reading Production Designer
Twyla Tharp Choreography
Jennifer Warnes Songwriter
Stanley Warnow Editor
Michael Weller Screenwriter
Bernard Williams Producer

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