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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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Newsboys  »

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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,819,485
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Jack Kelly (Christian Bale) is singing "Santa Fe", there's a part where he's riding a horse. The part when his arms are thrown out and he is bent back, he is actually riding on the shoulders of his stunt master. See more »

Goofs

During her fight with the Delancey brothers, when Sarah pulls back to punch one of them, her fist hits the "brick" wall and gives way. See more »

Quotes

Racetrack: I say, that what Spot Conlon says, is what I say.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Oscars (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

CARRYING THE BANNER (FINALE)
Written by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by the Newsies Ensemble
With original underscore by J. A. C. Redford
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Uplifting and fun, takes me back to younger years
29 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Very important movie from my childhood. It has it's obvious flaws, too long, a few unnecessary musical numbers, not very true to historical events, but for me the positives outweigh it.

Some of the joy felt while watching comes from the fact that the entire cast seemed to be so joyous and fun while filming. They throw themselves into the songs, dances and silly New Yawk accents with relish and delight. Christian Bale was revealed to be a powerhouse performer even back then. The songs are fantastic even today, transportive and beautiful and the choreography allows the skilled dancers to shine.

It always manages to be a fun one to come back to.


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