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Newsies (1992)

A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

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July, 1899: When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the distribution price one-tenth of a cent per paper, ten cents per hundred, the newsboys, poor enough already, are outraged. Inspired by the strike put on by the trolley workers, Jack "Cowboy" Kelly (Christian Bale) organizes a newsboys' strike. With David Jacobs (David Moscow) as the brains of the new union, and Jack as the voice, the weak and oppressed found the strength to band together and challenge the powerful. Written by Kaitlin Dwyer Rankins

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They Found The Courage To Challenge The Powerful! (DVD release) See more »


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Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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10 April 1992 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,819,485 (USA)
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The film takes place in July 1899. See more »

Goofs

When Boots and Les sing their solos in "King of New York", you can see the hands on the backs of their chairs that push them up. See more »

Quotes

Skittery: This'll bust me, I'm barely makin' a livin' right now!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the names of the cast are divided in three groups billed as such: The Newsies, Friends of the Newsies and The Opposing Forces. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) See more »

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CARRYING THE BANNER
Written by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Max Casella, Matthew Schoenfeld, Trey Parker, Mark David, Marty Belafsky, Aaron Lohr, Christian Bale, Michael A. Goorjian, and the Newsies Ensemble with JoAnn Harris, Sylvia Short, Melody Santangello, and Lois Young
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A Thousand Fans. One Great Film.
3 January 2000 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

"Newsies" is one of the few Disney films that can be classified as 'great'. What makes it even more amazing is the fact that, although it's a Disney movie and based on actual events, it actually stays very close to what actually happened. (Who would've thought?) The movie has a very good script, great acting, and music that make even the biggest musical-hater tapping his/her feet. Add into this mix show-stopping choreography, humor, and some of the best actors and actresses you can find anywhere, and you will see why this movie has generated more fans than any other movie in history.


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