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Bugsy Malone (1976)

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

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bugsy
... Blousey
... Tallulah
... Fat Sam
Martin Lev ... Dandy Dan
Paul Murphy ... Leroy Smith
Sheridan Earl Russell ... Knuckles (as Sheridan Russell)
Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins ... Fizzy (as 'Humpty' Albin Jenkins)
Paul Chirelstein ... Smolsky
... O'Dreary
Davidson Knight ... Cagey Joe
Michael Jackson ... Razamataz
Jeff Stevenson ... Louis (as Jeffrey Stevens)
Peter Holder ... Ritzy
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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Every year brings a great movie. Every decade a great movie musical!


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Release Date:

15 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anilikoi rififides (Bagsy Malone)  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,783,840
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(35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is ranked at the No. #353 rank on Empire Magazine's "500 Greatest Movies of All Time" list compiled in 2008. See more »

Goofs

During "Bad Guys", when all of the boys sing "We made the big time, malicious and mad" and take off their hats, Knuckles and Ritzy have messed-up hair. In the very next shot, their hair is neatly slicked back. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Ordinary Fool
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Williams
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Get a life!!!!
7 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

For anyone who sees this film as sinister or as a paedophiles dream GET A LIFE!!!! It was made in the 70's when we weren't politically correct and living was fun! What has happened to us that we can't see a film with children in it without thinking that it was made for an ulterior motive? Enjoy the film for what it is. I saw this film for the first time when I was about 9, loved it then and still do (I'm now 34!) It's harmless fun, something you would have loved to have been involved in had you been given the chance. All those splurge guns and pedal cars, think about it, it would have been great fun! And that's what you should remember when you watch it, it's great FUN! I have 2 children who ABSOLUTELY love this film as much as I do and I have no qualms whatsoever about letting them watch this. Just remember you were young once, watch this film, forget about everything, and recapture your youth!!!!


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