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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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Cast

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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
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Bob Morrison
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M. Clay Thrasher
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

6 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bogus - L'amico immaginario  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,340,826 (USA) (18 October 1996)
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Barbara Hamilton's final film. See more »

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As they drive away from the airport, the boom mic is clearly reflected in car windows. See more »

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Albert Franklin: Bogus is real!
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Referenced in Pitch (1997) See more »

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The Best of Friends
Written by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Dr. John
Produced by Dr. John and John Clayton
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Saddest movie
16 August 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Bogus is one of the saddest movies I have ever seen. I know that a lot of people didn't like the film, but I have seen hundreds of movies and have not found one that made me cry like Bogus did. After seeing Dancer in the Dark I thought that no movie could ever strike me as being sad, but this one did. Although this might not have been Gerard Depardieu's best performance or Goldberg's, the film is unique. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes any of the actors or just wants to see an interesting movie.


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