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Newsies (1992)

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A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

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Kenny Ortega
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3,133 ( 219)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Jack Kelly
David Moscow ... David Jacobs
Luke Edwards ... Les Jacobs
Max Casella ... Racetrack Higgins
Gabriel Damon ... Spot Conlon
Marty Belafsky ... Crutchy
Arvie Lowe Jr. ... Boots
Aaron Lohr ... Mush
Trey Parker Trey Parker ... Kid Blink
Dee Caspary ... Snitch
Joseph Conrad ... Jake
Dominic Maldonado Dominic Maldonado ... Itey
Matthew Schoenfeld Matthew Schoenfeld ... Snipeshooter (as Matthew Fields)
Mark David Mark David ... Specs
Ivan Dudynsky Ivan Dudynsky ... Dutchy
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Storyline

July, 1899: When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the distribution price one-tenth of a cent per paper, ten cents per hundred, the newsboys, poor enough already, are outraged. Inspired by the strike put on by the trolley workers, Jack "Cowboy" Kelly (Christian Bale) organizes a newsboys' strike. With David Jacobs (David Moscow) as the brains of the new union, and Jack as the voice, the weak and oppressed found the strength to band together and challenge the powerful. Written by Kaitlin Dwyer Rankins

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For years they've delivered the papers. Now they're about to make the headlines. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joseph Pulitzer (Robert Duvall) inspired the Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious of all journalism awards. See more »

Goofs

When Jack, David, and Les go to their house, Sarah picks up a fork before gives Jack the plate with the cake. In the next shot she has to pick up the fork off the table and give it to Jack. See more »

Quotes

Jack Kelly: Extry, extry, read all about it! Ellis Island in flames!
David Jacobs: Hey, where's that story?
Jack Kelly: Page nine. Thousands Flee in Panic!
David Jacobs: "Trash Fire Next To Immigration Building Terrifies Seagulls"?
Jack Kelly: Terrified Flight from Inferno!
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Crazy Credits

Right before the credits begin rolling, a boy with a newspaper jumps up and the shot freezes on him. At the end of the credits the shot unfreezes and he falls down and rolls on the ground. See more »

Alternate Versions

The featurettes on the DVD version of "Newsies", include at least two scenes that were altered in the final movie:
  • On the soundtrack for "Newsies" during the song "Carrying The Banner" there is a line that goes, "You need a smile as sweet as butter, the kind that ladies can't resist. It takes an orphan, with a stutter, who ain't afraid to use his fists." This footage is also present during the song on one of the featurettes, however in the movie, this part is cut, leading straight to the scene where the boys jump over the barrels.
  • During another featurette, one of the cast members mentions that Christian Bale had to learn an extra skill for his part and then there is footage of him with a lasso doing various tricks. This scene appears to be from the "Santa Fe" song, although it is not made clear.
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Soundtracks

The World Will Know (Reprise)
Written by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by the Newsies Ensemble with additional background vocals
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Excellent Movie
5 August 2004 | by vampireslayer277-1See all my reviews

This is a fantastic movie for people of all ages. It has historical information presented in a fun, and exciting way that keeps viewers entertained throughout. It is a brilliant musical filled with catchy tunes by Academy Award Winner Alan Menken, that wrote songs for The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, that keep you humming and singing even after the movie is over. Great dialogue between characters and fantastic dance sequences. The Newsies is filled with a incredibly talented cast, including Christian Bale, Robert Duvall, Gabriel Damon, Max Casella, Aaron Lohr, Ann-Margaret, David Moscow, and much more. Overall, a very entertaining movie, highly recommended for everyone!!!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Newsies See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,232,508, 12 April 1992

Gross USA:

$2,819,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,819,485
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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