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15 September 1976 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Scott Baio ... Bugsy
Florrie Dugger ... Blousey

Jodie Foster ... Tallulah
John Cassisi ... Fat Sam
Martin Lev ... Dandy Dan
Paul Murphy ... Leroy Smith
Sheridan Earl Russell ... Knuckles (as Sheridan Russell)
Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins ... Fizzy (as 'Humpty' Albin Jenkins)
Paul Chirelstein ... Smolsky

Andrew Paul ... O'Dreary
Davidson Knight ... Cagey Joe
Michael Jackson ... Razamataz
Jeff Stevenson ... Louis (as Jeffrey Stevens)
Peter Holder ... Ritzy
Donald Waugh ... Snake Eyes
Michael Kirkby ... Angelo
Jon Zebrowski ... Shoulders
Jorge Valdez ... Bronx Charlie
John Rafter Lee ... Benny Lee (as John Lee)
Ron Meleleu ... Doodle
Paul Besterman ... Yonkers
Kevin Reul ... Laughing Boy
Brian Hardy ... Jackson

Dexter Fletcher ... Baby Face
Bonnie Langford ... Lena Marelli (as Bonita Langford)
Mark Curry ... Producer
Kathryn Apanowicz ... Assistant
Vivienne McKone ... Velma
Helen Corran ... Bangles
Lynn Aulbaugh ... Louella
Nick Amend ... Barman
John Williams ... Roxy Robinson
Herbert Norville ... Sarsaparilla Man

Louise English ... Ballet Dancer
Kathy Spaulding ... Lorretta
Fifi Marchese ... Dancer
Romana Kyriakou ... Dancer
Joanna Garbutt ... Dancer
Melanie Kelly ... Dancer
Beverley Horn ... Dancer
Susan Baker ... Dancer
Geraldine Cobb ... Dancer
Caren Lumsdale ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Phil Daniels ... Waiter Who Spills Spaghetti (uncredited)
Paul DeFreitas ... Boy in stage audition (uncredited)
Ella Harper ... (uncredited)
Lee Mannering ... Ukulele Player Fat Sams Band (uncredited)

Jonathan Scott-Taylor ... Newsreporter / Johnston The Butler / English Boy On Telephone (uncredited)
Julie K. Smith ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Parker 
Writing credits
Alan Parker 

Produced by
Alan Marshall .... producer
David Puttnam .... executive producer
Robert Stigwood .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul Williams 
Cinematography by
Peter Biziou (lighting cameraman)
Michael Seresin (lighting cameraman)
Film Editing by
Gerry Hambling 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Kirkland 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Middleton 
Set Decoration by
Harry Cordwell 
Costume Design by
Monica Howe 
Makeup Department
Sandra Exelby .... hairdresser
Mary Hillman .... makeup artist
Tommie Manderson .... makeup artist (as Tommy Manderson)
Sarah Monzani .... hairdressing
Production Management
Garth Thomas .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Bilgorri .... assistant director
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director
Gerry Toomey .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert Cartwright .... assistant art director (as Bob Cartwright)
John Leuenberger .... property master
David Lusby .... property buyer
Bill McLaren .... construction manager
Sound Department
Don Banks .... sound camera
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Ken Weston .... boom operator
Les Wiggins .... sound editor
Clive Winter .... sound mixer
Gordon Hay .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Malcolm King .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Vic Fuller .... clapper loader
Vic Smith .... electrical supervisor
Jimmy Spoard .... grip
John Stanier .... camera operator
Casting Department
Vic Ramos .... casting: USA
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Dods .... wardrobe
Lorna Hillyard .... wardrobe
Richard Pointing .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
David Beesley .... assistant editor
Terry Busby .... assistant editor
Noel Rogers .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Garland .... additional conducting (as Dave Garland)
David Garland .... additional orchestration (as Dave Garland)
Paul Williams .... words by
Garry Ulmer .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Paul Williams .... music arranger (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bob Hobbs .... transport manager
Other crew
Beverley Butcher .... producer's secretary
Valerie Craig .... production assistant
Kay Fenton .... continuity
Gillian Gregory .... choreographer
Brian Harris .... follow focus
Ron Phipps .... production accountant
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Bill Ashton .... the producers would also like to thank
Denny Bond .... the producers would also like to thank
Jules Chaikin .... the producers would also like to thank
John Gorham .... the producers would also like to thank
Robert Littman .... the producers would also like to thank
Sally Marschall .... the producers would also like to thank (as Sally Marshall)
Fanny Oliver .... the producers would also like to thank
Garry Ulmer .... the producers would also like to thank (as Gary Ulmer)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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93 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (35 mm optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)

Did You Know?

Jodie Foster has admitted in interviews that she found many of the British cast terrifying because of the antics they would get up to.See more »
Continuity: When Dandy Dan's gang are getting ready to throw the pies at Doodle, the white creamy stuff on top of Laughing Boy's pie is all over the sides. In the next two shots the pie is neat and tidy.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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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Timeless, 2 June 1999
Author: dmk2 from Winchester, UK

Like all period films this is timeless. It is characterised by the fun and enthusiasm shown by the young cast (average age 12). Who wouldn't have wanted to join in. Films don't have to be grand with big budgets to entertain. I read somewhere once that the film was shot with an amazingly low number of re-takes. An indication of how easy it can be to work with children. Of all films made with a cast of only children this one has to be the best. A film which I go to see whenever I find it showing somewhere. Excellent stuff for the big kids (like me) around.

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