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Newsies (1992)

 -  Drama | Musical  -  10 April 1992 (USA)
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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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Drama | Musical

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Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,819,485 (USA)
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Trivia

At the time, this was one of the lowest grossing live action movies in Walt Disney studio history. See more »

Goofs

When the Newsies line up at the gate during "Carrying the Banner", most are singing the first verse; it's not obvious, but Kid Blink is singing the one that is sung in counterpoint. See more »

Quotes

Jack Kelly: One thing's for sure, if we don't sell papes, then nobody sells papes. Nobody comes through those gates until they put the price back to where it was.
David Jacobs: You mean like a strike?
Jack Kelly: Yeah, like a strike!
David Jacobs: Are you out of your mind?
Jack Kelly: It's a good idea!
David Jacobs: Jack, I was only joking. We can't go on strike, we don't have a union.
Jack Kelly: But, if we go on strike, then we are a union, right?
David Jacobs: No! We're just a bunch of angry kids with no money.
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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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SANTA FE
Written by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Christian Bale
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Carry the banner!
24 November 2002 | by (Jupiter, Florida) – See all my reviews

I'm 19 years old in college. I sing the music from this movie on my way to class. And people stop me and say "that's from 'Newsies!' I love that movie!" How many times do you get that kind of response? This movie was exciting, well-choreographed, and funny. It has the best ingredients a musical could have. The best part...you can find this stuff in the history books (well, maybe not dancing newsboys and Robert Duvall playing Joseph Pulitzer...but nobody's perfect...except Christian Bale). See it, love it, brings the kids. They'll want to carry the banner after the movie's long over.


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