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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Florrie Dugger ...
Blousey
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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 ...
Smolsky
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O'Dreary
Davidson Knight ...
Cagey Joe
Michael Jackson ...
Razamataz
Jeff Stevenson ...
Louis (as Jeffrey Stevens)
Peter Holder ...
Ritzy
Donald Waugh ...
Snake Eyes
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Storyline

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 <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Release Date:

15 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anilikoi rififides (Bagsy Malone)  »

Box Office

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SEK 7,681,000 (Sweden)
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(35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Parker said he first came up with the idea for the story while driving from London to his house in Derbyshire - to keep his kids occupied, he told them this story, then his son Alexander, asked why kids couldn't be the heroes. See more »

Goofs

Moments before Blousey Brown comes to Fat Sam's place for her audition, we see Tallulah kiss Bugsy in the center of his forehead and leave a lipstick mark. A few moments later, however, the mark is much further over to the left hand side of his forehead. See more »

Quotes

[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 Gilmore Girls: I'm OK, You're OK (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Fat Sam's Grand Slam
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Williams
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Scintillating!
25 May 2000 | by (Motown, Philly) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite films, straight up, no chaser! Some films possess a magical quality that cannot be planned as they are filming. This film has that magic. The musical numbers are wonderful, the performances genuine. I love the way the romantic subtleties are handled since the cast children. This film is made by the music. There is not one bad number in the film. Bring back the splurge gun!


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