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Bogus (1996)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  6 September 1996 (USA)
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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 ...
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Ellen
Fiona Reid ...
School Teacher
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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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Could you use a friend? All you need is a little imagination 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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when Whoopi Goldberg receives the ticket in the park, the officer says Hakuna Matata from the Lion King. Whoopi played one of the hyenas in the film Lion King. See more »

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Albert's mother's car stalls at the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Paradise Road, but the collision takes place near Jerry's Nugget, more than four miles away in real life. The wrecked car then reappears at Desert Inn and Paradise. 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 Haley Joel Osment: An Actor Comes of Age (2004) See more »

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Kalimando
Written by René Dupéré
Performed by Cirque du Soleil
Courtesy of BMG Classics
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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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