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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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Release Date:

15 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anilikoi rififides (Bagsy Malone)  »

Box Office


SEK 7,681,000 (Sweden)

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Sound Mix:

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


(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Debut theatrical feature film of actor Dexter Fletcher. See more »


When Blousey returns for the second time to Fat Sam's for an audition, Knuckles opens the door. He tells Blousey, "He's busy lady. Come tomorrow" in an English accent. Throughout the movie, he has an American accent. See more »


[first lines]
Fat Sam: Someone once said, "If it was raining brains, Roxy Robinson wouldn't even get wet." Roxy had spent his whole life making two and two into five, but he could smell trouble like other people could smell gas. But believe you's me, he should've never taken that blind alley by the side of Parido's Bakery. Whatever game it was everybody was playing, sure as eggs is eggs, Roxy the Weasel had been scrambled.
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Beautiful parody of gangster movies with great musical score
16 July 2006 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

The film is unique musical parody of gangster movies, where all the roles are played by children. I first watched it shortly after its release, and was absolutely thrilled. Balanced director's work, smartly composed screenplay, great and very temporary musical score and, above all, the brilliant talent of young Jodie Foster. Not all the roles were played equally convincingly, but the kids were generally quite good. I enjoyed the film even more while writing subtitles (for home use) for it several months ago, being thus forced to listen carefully to every word spoken or sung. After 30 years, I really have nothing to add to my first impressions. "Bugsy Malone" is timeless, and should be listed among the movie classics, along with "The Wizzard of Oz" and "Oliver".

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