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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Remembering Ragtime; Commentary by director Milos Forman & executive producer Michael Hausman; Deleted scene
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Dan Jardine
Milos Forman's Ragtime offers a gorgeous recreation of turn-of-the-century suburban New York, from the immaculate sets and costumes down to the terrific ragtime score by Randy Newman. The novel's complex social tapestry --which weaves together several intriguing storylines -- is here ultimately winnowed down by director Forman and writer Michael Weller to a black man's inevitably tragic pursuit of justice, thereby resulting in the significant diminishment of Doctorow's challenging and acutely critical themes. Despite this weakness, the dominant narrative is effectively presented and the film builds to a morally ambiguous and compelling climax. The film marked the return to the silver screen of the legendary James Cagney after a twenty year absence, but the acting plaudits here go to Elizabeth McGovern and Howard Rollins Jr., both of whom earned supporting actor nominations at the Academy Awards for their sensitive and powerful work. While Ragtime is not one of Forman's best films, it was recognized by the Academy with nine nominations (though it won none).
All Movie Guide - Dan Jardine
Milos Forman's Ragtime offers a gorgeous recreation of turn-of-the-century suburban New York, from the immaculate sets and costumes down to the terrific ragtime score by Randy Newman. The novel's complex social tapestry --which weaves together several intriguing storylines -- is here ultimately winnowed down by director Forman and writer Michael Weller to a black man's inevitably tragic pursuit of justice, thereby resulting in the significant diminishment of Doctorow's challenging and acutely critical themes. Despite this weakness, the dominant narrative is effectively presented and the film builds to a morally ambiguous and compelling climax. The film marked the return to the silver screen of the legendary James Cagney after a twenty year absence, but the acting plaudits here go to Elizabeth McGovern and Howard Rollins Jr., both of whom earned supporting actor nominations at the Academy Awards for their sensitive and powerful work. While Ragtime is not one of Forman's best films, it was recognized by the Academy with nine nominations though it won none in the 1982 awards.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • UPC: 097361407548
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:35:00
  • Format: DVD

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 Jr. 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
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
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
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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ragtime
1. Nude Statue [6:10]
2. Abandoned Baby [1:09]
3. Murder in Madison Square [5:11]
4. The Thaw Defense [3:49]
5. Silhouette Maker [2:18]
6. Steady Work [3:15]
7. Escorting Evelyn [2:45]
8. The Baby's Father [2:00]
9. By Reason of Insanity [6:28]
10. Suing For Divorce [:04]
11. Mr. Walker's Intentions [4:29]
12. Emerald Isle Volunteers [1:26]
13. Legal Means [2:34]
14. Firefight [3:29]
15. Message to Coalhouse [1:07]
16. The Morgan Museum [4:56]
17. The Baron and the Movie Star [5:36]
18. Commissioner Waldo [:38]
19. Booker T. Washington [5:59]
20. Pictures From the Light [3:01]
21. Turning Over Willie [3:06]
22. Arranging a Swap [6:03]
23. New Model T [:19]
24. Coda [2:16]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Ragtime
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: English Retored Mono
      Audio Options: Francais
      Commentary by Director Milos Forman and Executive Producer Michael Hausman
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Special Features
      Commentary by Director Milos Forman and Executive Producer Michael Hausman
      Remembering Ragtime
      Deleted Scene
   Scene Selection
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Strong Story

    After seeing the musical, I saw this movie and immediately fell in love with it. You'll see strong performances from Robert Joy and Mandy Patinkin, along with nice 1912 'montages' and an overall style which easily fits the movie. If you like the musical, it's great to see this movie in it's entirety. But keep an open mind as well: this movie was created before it ever even hit Broadway.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Misrepresentation

    Ragetime is a wonderful story about a troubled time in history. Racial issues play a central part of the plot. The acting is also wonderful. So why only 2 stars? The movie carries a rating of PG so I had PG expectations. What I viewed was violent and included full frontal nudity something I was not prepared for. Had the movie carried an R rating I would have come with a different expectation, and I would not have been disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    EL Doctrow's RAGTIME a Sensation... but don't expect the musical

    Ragtime has been around for nearly 30 years now. While the musical version has been widely publicized and received critical acclaim (particularly with its recent re-release... DC's Kennedy Center in May 2009), the theatrical version has gone somewhat unnoticed. After seeing the musical version (again, having seen it years ago), I was inspired to purchase the Milos Forman film. It is Excellent! There are some criticisms on blogs and IMDB.com that scenes were deleted from the movie version, but this must've applied to the VHS release as it appears (to me) that the DVD version is true to the original... including a back-story deleted scene which really did not contribute to the story line.
    Doctrow's tale remains timely in that addresses issues at the turn of the century (19th/20th)-- immigration, racism, hubris, domestic terrorism, industrialization, social welfare -- that are somewhat as relevent as they are today.

    The cast is amazing: Howard Rollins, Jr., Elizabeth McGovern, Mandy Patimkin and, of course, James Cagney in his final film role.

    This is an excellent period piece to add to your DVD collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not a family show!

    Although the storyline is awesome, the full frontal nudity (which lasts for a long time) overshadows the entire production. How is it that this show has a rating of PG? Also, this is NOT a musical version of the show.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2002

    Theatre

    Ragtime was wonderful! Though I've never seen the movie, I've seen the play. I highly recommend it. The acting and songs are so beautifully done on stage. It's an experience you can't get on a television screen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2003

    Beggar and millionaire, Everyone, everywhere

    I've never seen the movie, but I saw the musical. It was amazing. I wish they'd make the movie where it had the singing and dancing That would be so cool!

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