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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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Martin Lev ...
Paul Murphy ...
Leroy Smith
Sheridan Earl Russell ...
Knuckles (as Sheridan Russell)
Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins ...
Fizzy (as 'Humpty' Albin Jenkins)
Paul Chirelstein ...
Smolsky
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Davidson Knight ...
Cagey Joe
Michael Jackson ...
Razamataz
Jeff Stevenson ...
Louis (as Jeffrey Stevens)
Peter Holder ...
Ritzy
Donald Waugh ...
Snake Eyes
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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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15 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anilikoi rififides (Bagsy Malone)  »

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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

Mark Curry was considered for the title role. See more »

Goofs

Although Alan Parker noted that American actors were cast for many of the speaking roles to insure the use of American accents, he pointed out a Cockney accented "Me, too!" as Bugsy rallies the soup line boys during the "Down and Out" chorus. 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 Gilmore Girls: I'm OK, You're OK (2006) See more »

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I'm Feeling Fine
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Williams
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Timeless
2 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Like all period films this is timeless. It is characterised by the fun and enthusiasm shown by the young cast (average age 12). Who wouldn't have wanted to join in. Films don't have to be grand with big budgets to entertain. I read somewhere once that the film was shot with an amazingly low number of re-takes. An indication of how easy it can be to work with children. Of all films made with a cast of only children this one has to be the best. A film which I go to see whenever I find it showing somewhere. Excellent stuff for the big kids (like me) around.


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