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Bugsy Malone (1976) Poster

(1976)

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Anachronisms 

Bugsy quotes "I coulda been a contender, Charlie" from On The Waterfront, made in 1954. Bugsy Malone is set in the 1920s - 30 years before On The Waterfront was made.
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A singer auditions in the 1920s with "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?", which was not published until 1931.
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Character error 

Although Alan Parker noted that American actors were cast for many of the speaking roles to insure the use of American accents, he pointed out a Cockney accented "Me, too!" as Bugsy rallies the soup line boys during the "Down and Out" chorus.
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Continuity 

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.
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When Fat Sam's gang sings "Bad Guys", just after Snake Eyes says, "Look at me, I'm dancing," a broomstick appears to the right of Mario's barber shop which is not in the previous shot.
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After the song "Tomorrow" Bugsy and Blousey are in the café. Blousey has a drink and it has two straws and one spoon. The spoon keeps disappearing.
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Captain Smolsky only gets hit in the face with the plaster, but later on his entire body is covered in hardened plaster.
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When Blousey and Bugsy are queuing up for the audition for the Lena Marelli show, the girl behind her comes on before Blousey, even though she was behind Blousey.
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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.
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During "Bad Guys", when all of the boys sing "We made the big time, malicious and mad" and take off their hats, Knuckles and Ritzy have messed-up hair. In the very next shot, their hair is neatly slicked back.
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During "Bad Guys", Snake Eyes gets a close-up at the start. In the next shot (showing all four boys), he appears to have a toothpick in his mouth. Then in the next shot, it is gone.
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Dandy Dan gives buttonhole flowers to all of his gang except Doodle. Pies are then brought in for the gang to throw at Doodle, but when they do their flowers have disappeared.
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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.
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Factual errors 

The front page of the New York Herald Tribune shows the date Friday, September 20, 1927. September 20 fell on a Tuesday in 1927.
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Miscellaneous 

On the region 4 DVD front cover, it credits Florrie Dugger as Florrie Gugger.
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