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Bugsy Malone (1976)

G  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Family  |  15 September 1976 (USA)
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The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all child cast.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Florrie Dugger ...
John Cassisi ...
Martin Lev ...
Paul Murphy ...
Leroy Smith
Sheridan Earl Russell ...
Knuckles (as Sheridan Russell)
Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins ...
Fizzy (as 'Humpty' Albin Jenkins)
Paul Chirelstein ...
Davidson Knight ...
Cagey Joe
Michael Jackson ...
Jeff Stevenson ...
Louis (as Jeffrey Stevens)
Peter Holder ...
Donald Waugh ...
Snake Eyes


A gangster movie where all the gangsters are played by children. Instead of real bullets they use "splurge guns" that cover the victim in cream. The story tells of the rise of "Bugsy Malone" and the battle for power between "Fat Sam" and "Dandy Dan". Written by Steve Crook <>

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Parents Guide:






Release Date:

15 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anilikoi rififides (Bagsy Malone)  »

Box Office


SEK 7,681,000 (Sweden)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)


(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although it performed well in England and Japan, Paramount only gave "Bugsy Malone" a limited release in US theaters, usually dumping it onto second-feature screens partnered with a late-'76 re-release of The Bad News Bears (1976). See more »


Dandy Dan gives buttonhole flowers to all of his gang except Doodle. Pies are then brought in for the gang to throw at Doodle, but when they do their flowers have disappeared. See more »


[first lines]
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a really good movie

Ive always liked this one, it gives kids a chance to experience "playing soldiers" if they cant do so, due to their position in life or otherwise. Besides the fact that when i first viewed this film, RENTED at 8 yrs old, I was somewhat like this. But thats a different story. The cast is excellent, music, acting, dialogue, its all very good and true. I loved this film, eventhough I love all films, I suggest you see it whenever you can. It has meaning, and is playful in many ways. Thank you.

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