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Release Date: November 20, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «The passion, the violence, the birth of America's Gilded Age.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Paramount, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Sunley Productions Ltd.
Director    :   Miloš Forman
Producers    :   Bernard Williams, Michael Hausman, Dino De Laurentiis, Mary Goldberg, Richard Brick, Patricia Churchill, Fred Sidewater, Malcolm J. Christopher
Writers    :   E. L. Doctorow, Michael Weller
RunTime    :   155 mins.

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

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