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Brad Dourif
Elizabeth McGovern and James Cagney as the Police Commissioner
America - the early
1900s. A time of change, the rise of the motorcar the nickelodeon and of 'ragtime' music.
This film recreates an era weaving a complex series of stories of the rich and poor into a vivid portrait of the period. Directed by Milos Forman , famous for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, the film is also notable for returning James Cagney to the screen.
Screenplay by MICHAEL WELLER based on the novel by E. L. DOCTOROW Produced by MICHAEL HAUSMAN and BERNARD WILLIAMS
Directed by MILOS FORMAN
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Unknown: Brad Dourif
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: James Cagney
Directed By: Milos Forman
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Michael Weller
Novel By: E. L. Doctorow
Produced By: Michael Hausman
Produced By: Bernard Williams
Directed By: Milos Forman
Younger brother: Brad Dourif
Booker T Washington: Moses Gunn
Evelyn Nesbit: Elizabeth McGovern
Willie Conklin: Kenneth McMillan
Delmas: Pat O'Brien
Evelyn's dance instructor: Donald O'Connor
Father: James Olson
Tateh: Mandy Patinkin
Coalhouse Walker Jr: Howard E. Rollins

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