- 2 hr 35 min
Ragtime is a 1981 movie that was based on a 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow. It was nominated for eight Oscars. The movie was set in New York City, New Rochelle and Atlantic City around the turn of the century. The protagonist is a successful piano player who happens to be black and in love with a white woman. He attracts the hostility of some bigoted firemen, who vandalize his new car. His attempts to gain restitution lead to disaster.