Ragtime

1981

Milos Forman
Director

Sprawling epic from Milos Foreman from E.L. Doctorow's novel. Doesn't come off, but many many good bits and a once in a lifetime cast. Howard Rollins steals the flick as Coalhouse Walker, pity the actor died so young.


16th November 2004
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James Cagney
Rhinelander Waldo
Brad Dourif
Younger Brother
Moses Gunn
Booker T. Washington
Elizabeth McGovern
Evelyn Nesbit
Kenneth McMillan
Willie Conklin
Pat O'Brien
Delmas
Donald O'Connor
Evelyn's dance instructor
James Olson
Father
Mandy Patinkin
Tateh
Howard Rollins
Coalhouse Walker
Mary Steenburgen
Mother
Debbie Allen
Sarah
Jeffrey DeMunn
Houdini
Robert Joy
Harry K. Thaw
Norman Mailer
Stanford White
Bruce Boa
Jerome
Norman Chancer
Agent
Edwin Cooper
Granfather
Jeff Daniels
O'Donnell
Fran Drescher
Mameh
Frankie Faison
Gang Member No. 1
Hal Galili
Police Captain#1
Alan Gifford
Judge
Richard Griffiths
Delmas Assistant No. 1
Samuel L. Jackson
Gang Member No. 2
Michael Jeter
Special Reporter
Calvin Levels
Gang Member No. 3
Bessie Love
Old Lady
Christopher Malcolm
Police Captain No. 2
Robert Arden
foreman of the jury
Donald Bisset
J.P. Morgan
Josh Clark
Fireman No. 3
Patrick Connor
Waldos Aide No. 3
Jake Dengel
Fireman No. 2
Barry Dennen
Stage Manager
Harry Ditson
County Clerk
Pat Gorman
Thug No. 2
Robert Henderson
Elderly Man
Colette Hiller
Lawyers Female Companion No. 1
Barrie Holland
Detective
Andreas Katsulas
Policeman No. 3
Douglas Lambert
Police Sergeant
Derek Martin
Waldos Aide No. 2
Al Matthews
Maitre D
Jenny Nichols
Little Girl
Zack Norman
Gent No. 2 - Manager
Ethan Phillips
Guard at Family House
John Ratzenberger
Fireman
Bill Reimbold
Gent No. 3 - Lawyer
Ted Ross
Black Lawyer
Bob Sherman
Policeman No. 10
Tony Sibbald
Stock Reporter
Dorsey Wright
Gang Member No. 4