Ragtime 1981
Directed By Milos Forman
Written By Michael Weller, Bo Goldman
Cast James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Fran Drescher
Produced By Dino De Laurentiis
Film Editing By Anne V. Coates
Cinematography By Miroslav Ondricek
Music By Randy Newman

United States



Release Date

November 20, 1981


155 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

Paramount Pictures

Gross $11,099,118



  • James Cagney as Rhinelander Waldo
  • Brad Dourif as Younger Brother
  • Moses Gunn as Booker T. Washington
  • Elizabeth McGovern as Evelyn Nesbit
  • Kenneth McMillan as Willie Conklin
  • Pat O'Brien as Delphin
  • Mandy Patinkin as Tateh
  • Howard E. Rollins Jr. as Coalhouse Walker Jr.
  • James Olson as Father
  • Mary Steenburgen as Mother
  • Debbie Allen as Sarah
  • Jeffrey DeMunn as Houdini
  • Robert Joy as Harry Kendall Thaw
  • Norman Mailer as Stanford White
  • Jeff Daniels as P.C. O'Donnell
  • Fran Drescher as Mameh
  • Frankie Faison as Gang Member
  • Richard Griffiths as Delmas' Assistant
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Gang Member
  • Michael Jeter as Special Reporter
  • Bessie Love as Old Lady
  • Christopher Malcolm as Police Captain
  • George Harris as Band Leader



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