Ragtime Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for Ragtime the Movie

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The lives and passions of a middle class family weave into the scandals and events of 1906 America. A small, unthinking act represents all the racist attacks on one man, who refuses to back down this time. Wonderful period detail. From the E.L. Doctorow novel, but not nearly as complex. Features Cagney's last film performance.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 156 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1900s, Historical Drama, Books to Film: E.L. Doctorow, New York, New York, Screen Teams: Cagney & O'Brien, Jazz & Blues, Historical Romance
Michael Weller
Howard E. Rollins, Kenneth McMillan, Brad Dourif, Mary Steenburgen, James Olson, Elizabeth McGovern, Pat O'Brien, James Cagney, Debbie Allen, Jeff Daniels, Moses Gunn, Donald O'Connor, Mandy Patinkin, Norman Mailer, Jeffrey DeMunn, Robert Joy, Fran Drescher, Frankie Faison, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jeter, John Ratzenberger
Miroslav Ondricek
Milos Forman
Randy Newman
Dino De Laurentiis, Paramount Pictures

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