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Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone
February 4, 2018 - 11:00 am

Bugsy Malone  (1976)

In answer to his own kids’ complaints that they weren’t allowed to see The Godfather, director Alan Parker re-imagined Prohibition-era Chicago and the exploits of Al Capone as a toe-tapping musical with an all-kid cast and pie fights in place of gun battles.  Jodie Foster and Scott Baio lead the cast as a torch singer and a tough guy who defend their speakeasy from a rival gang, set to the catchy rhythms of Paul Williams’ songs.

35mm, color, 93 min.  Production: The Rank Organisation, Goodtimes Enterprises.  Distribution: Paramount Pictures.  Director: Alan Parker.  Screenwriter: Alan Parker.  Cinematographer: Peter Biziou, Michael Seresin.  Editor: Gerry Hambling.  Cast: Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, Jodie Foster, John Cassisi, Martin Lev.

Recommended for ages 8+

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