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Bogus (1996)

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Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.

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Bogus (as Gerard Depardieu)
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Penny
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Denis Mercier ...
Monsieur Antoine
Ute Lemper ...
Babette
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Ruth Clark
Barbara Hamilton ...
Mrs. Partridge
Al Waxman ...
School Principal
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Ellen
Fiona Reid ...
School Teacher
Kevin Jackson ...
Bob Morrison
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M. Clay Thrasher
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Seven year-old Albert is the son of a Las Vegas circus performer. When she is killed in a car wreck, Albert is sent to live with his mother's foster sister, Harriet Franklin, a no-nonsense businesswoman struggling in New Jersey. Albert hates it with the dour Harriet, but takes refuge in the company of Bogus, a flamboyant, gentle, loving, and altogether imaginary Frenchman. With Bogus's help, Albert can perhaps come to terms with his mother's death, and Harriet with her own loss of childhood innocence. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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If you believe in only one thing, believe in Bogus. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »

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6 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Bogus - L'amico immaginario  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,895,593 (USA) (6 September 1996)

Gross:

$4,357,000 (USA)
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Barbara Hamilton's final film. See more »

Goofs

When Albert and Bogus are fencing in the park, one external shot shows him with a stick. The internal shot shows him with a sword. In Harriet's external view, he has a sword. See more »

Quotes

Harriet Franklin: This isn't going to work. I haven't had a conversation with a child since I was a child.
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Referenced in Pitch (1997) See more »

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Banana Split For My Baby
Written by Louis Prima and Stan Irwin
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Licensed from CEMA Special Markets
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Reality is our Worst Enemy; Imagination is Our Greatest Friend, Albert Einstein
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This Movie really changed me A lot; it showed me that Imagination is Very important, and doesn't let anyone tell you different! I know a lot of you did not really care for this movie, but if you go back, and look from you Child's point of view, you might just see what I did. A very fun and loving movie that made me fell really good about myself! Whoopie dose an excellent job playing a new mother, she is a great mother in real life so I know this was hard for her. And Bogus could not have been cast better! I love this movie and can not wait to own it, (when I have money 8 ) )

Andrew


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