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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Fraser Clarke Heston
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
At the end of every week, the newsies took it upon themselves to torment director Kenny Ortega. When an upturned bucket of water missed its mark, Christian Bale and David Moscow soaked him with, as Ortega described it, "Water Uzis." See more »
During the toast to Denton, in the background, you can see Mush and Kid Blink (Aaron Lohr and Trey Parker) standing together. When the drinks are being handed out, Racetrack (Max Casella) takes two, and hands one back to Trey and keeps the other. Trey hands the drink to Aaron and then taps Max on the shoulder for another drink, but receives none. He then holds the same glass as Aaron, and the two laugh about their toasting with the same glass. See more »
Know what I was doing at your age, boy? I was in a war. The Civil War.
Yeah, I heard of it. So, did ya win?
People think war is about right or wrong and not power.
Yeah, I heard of that too. I don't just sell your papes, Joe. Sometime I read 'em
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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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