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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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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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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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Box Office

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

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

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Performed by Cirque du Soleil
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This movie was in it's casual style and it doesn't need to be changed...
10 August 2003 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I can't believe there are bunch of people saying this movie is not really good. I thought it was original and its casual self. It didn't need to be changed in any way. It was funny, bright, happy, and a crowd-pleaser. It can make anyone smile and there was never a chance I would say this movie is bad. It has imagination, reality, and everything mixed in. The ingredients are good and well done the actors were really good and had a sense-of-humnor. You can tell nobody forced them to be like that and you can actually see they are their own self. Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) does a good preformance and Haley Joel Osment, future Oscar nominee (The Sixth Sense) was also really good. And whoever played Bogus, Gerand .... was also really good and I find him funny and would like to know more about him cause he's got talent and I bet he knows it! I like this movie and this is actually a very fresh and funny film for family movie night and it's a very good selection. When you go to Blockbusters someday, try to look for Bogus!


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