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Bugsy Malone (1976)

The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.

Director:

Alan Parker

Writer:

Alan Parker

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Baio ... Bugsy
Florrie Dugger ... Blousey
Jodie Foster ... Tallulah
John Cassisi ... Fat Sam
Martin Lev Martin Lev ... Dandy Dan
Paul Murphy Paul Murphy ... Leroy Smith
Sheridan Earl Russell Sheridan Earl Russell ... Knuckles (as Sheridan Russell)
Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins ... Fizzy (as 'Humpty' Albin Jenkins)
Paul Chirelstein Paul Chirelstein ... Smolsky
Andrew Paul ... O'Dreary
Davidson Knight Davidson Knight ... Cagey Joe
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson ... Razamataz
Jeff Stevenson Jeff Stevenson ... Louis (as Jeffrey Stevens)
Peter Holder Peter Holder ... Ritzy
Donald Waugh Donald Waugh ... Snake Eyes
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Storyline

A gangster movie where all the gangsters are played by children. Instead of real bullets they use "splurge guns" that cover the victim in cream. The story tells of the rise of "Bugsy Malone" and the battle for power between "Fat Sam" and "Dandy Dan". Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

15 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anilikoi rififides (Bagsy Malone) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,783,840
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm optical prints)| 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Alan Parker once said of the production of this movie: "If I'd have gone sick on Bugsy Malone (1976) I swear she [Jodie Foster] could have taken over". See more »

Goofs

When Blousey returns for the second time to Fat Sam's for an audition, Knuckles opens the door. He tells Blousey, "He's busy lady. Come tomorrow" in an English accent. Throughout the movie, he has an American accent. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fat Sam: Someone once said, "If it was raining brains, Roxy Robinson wouldn't even get wet." Roxy had spent his whole life making two and two into five, but he could smell trouble like other people could smell gas. But believe you's me, he should've never taken that blind alley by the side of Parido's Bakery. Whatever game it was everybody was playing, sure as eggs is eggs, Roxy the Weasel had been scrambled.
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Alternate Versions

Two Bugsy Malone video discs are available [9/9/2013] in the U.S.: a 10/11/2005 Region 1 "import" DVD (UPC 4895033728429) distributed by Panorama Entertainment having a feature runtime of 89 minutes (1:29:44) and a 9/9/2008 "All Regions" BD (UPC 5037115290830) distributed by ITV Studios (formerly, in part, Granada Productions) with a feature runtime of 93 minutes (1:33:51 that includes running a 9 second Granada International logo clip, not on the DVD, before and after the movie, 1:33:33 + 00:18). ITV Studios was formed in 2009 by the merger of Granada Productions and Carlton International. Ironically, the DVD case cover lists a 94 minute runtime and the Blu-ray case cover lists an 89 minute runtime. The only differences between the two presentations, once the 18 seconds for the Granada International logo clip is subtracted from the BD time, is (1) after the Rank gong is struck the second time, the text "The RANK ORGANISATION presents" is superimposed over the gong in the BD version while the text "THE RANK ORGANISATION" is superimposed over the gong in the DVD version, (2) the DVD runs the movie about 4% faster than the Blu-ray disc, and (3) the DVD has 1.33:1 aspect (640 pixels x 480 pixels), letter boxed on all four sides to 1.62:1 aspect ratio (596 pixels x 367 pixels) while the BD has 1.78:1 aspect (1920 pixels x 1080 pixels). Both disc conversions appear to have used "pan and scan" cropping from the film's 1.85:1 aspect ratio. Sometimes the cropping appears similar, but other times, one may crop the height mostly from the top while the other mostly from the bottom. The feature on the Blu-ray disc runs at 24 Hz. Although the DVD runs at 60 Hz, the speed-up is similar to the 4.3% speed-up when 24 frame/second film is transferred to 50 Hz Pal format using 2:2 pulldown and may point to a 50 Hz master in its past. See more »

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Referenced in Paul Williams Soul Inspiration (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ordinary Fool
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Williams
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My Name Is Tallulah!
24 September 2006 | by loopy_lucy14See all my reviews

The first and only gangster movie to involve cream. Bugsy Malone (Baio) was a ladies man and a regular at the club "Fat Sam's" were the famous Tallulah (Foster) normally performs, Tallulah is going out with Fat Sam (Cassisi) the owner of the club, this is also the head quarters of his gang. Fat Sam's gang is under threat as another gang is trying to take other there territory, and doing this very successfully as they have "Splurge Guns". Whilst as Fat Sam's Bugsy meets Blousey (Dugger) and they start dating. One, by one all of fat Sam's gang is killed off and only he is left. Bugsy then promised Blousey he will buy them a ticket to Hollywood, so to get the money he begging to work for fat Sam and help him save his business but will he succeed and will him and Blousey ever make it to Hollywood? This is a very unique movie and they will never by one like it. It is unique in3 ways.1. It is a gangster movie which uses child actors, which brings a knew type of energy to the movie.2. It uses splurge guns instead of real guns which use dream instead of bullets and this makes the movie more suitable for younger children and 3. When the children are singing it's not actually them singing, which make the songs sound nicer but is also quite a comedic effect to see this big strong voices, coming out of such little kids .I also think it is interesting that some of the actors become very famous actors when they got older such a Scott Baio and Jodie Foster. I think this movie is great and there is just something about it is just great, and all the characters are so lovable. It's just a great family film for anyone and is suitable for all ages and everyone will enjoy it!


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