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)  »

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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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Did You Know?


Up to six teachers were on hand during production in a special full-time school adapted to space at Pinewood Studios. The improvised educational facility had to handle various teaching grades and levels from students within a five year age span and also from two different countries. Head teacher Lyn Simonon later wrote a paper about the temp film set school. See more »


The Movie is supposedly set in Chicago in 1927. The soup kitchen scene where Bugsy finds his "army" could not have been possible. According to the website "" soup kitchens did not appear until the Great Depression starting in 1929. 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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Referenced in On Location with: FAME (1980) See more »


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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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