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Bugsy Malone (1976)

The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Blousey
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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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Every year brings a great movie. Every decade a great movie musical!


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Release Date:

15 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anilikoi rififides (Bagsy Malone)  »

Box Office

Gross:

$2,783,840 (USA)
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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

Some of the extras were students at two local schools: Evreham County Secondary School and Iver Heath Middle School. Alan Parker visited Evreham to select extras, and returned to show the film in full to the school. The extras included twins Julie and Gillian Privett, Trevor Edwards, Ross Shepherd, Karen Rollins, Antony Parris and Alan Cole. The girls were mostly dancers, and Cole appears out of a manhole cover in one scene and sitting at a table in Fat Sam's in another. See more »

Goofs

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 "thesoupkitchen.com" soup kitchens did not appear until the Great Depression starting in 1929. 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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Connections

Featured in Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

So You Wanna Be A Boxer
(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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