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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A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king. In that country he sets out on a quest, ... See full summary »
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
Christian Bale was ashamed to tell his friends that newsies was a musical See more »
When Jack, Davey, and Les are being chased by Snyder, Les' lips don't move when he says, "All this for one sip of beer?" See more »
Skittery. Skittery. Skittery!
[hits Skittery on the foot]
I didn't do it!
What do you mean you didn't do it? Get up. Get up! When you get up, you have to get up!
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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 »
"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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