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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Scott Baio
Jodie Foster
John Cassisi
Martin Lev
Directors
Alan Parker
Screenwriters
Alan Parker
Running Time
93 minutes

Bugsy Malone
Musical gangster spoof with an all-child cast.


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Plot
Set in a mythical Prohibition America, freewheeling hero Bugsy Malone finds himself in the middle of a gang war between Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. As things hot up, he corals a bunch of down-and-outs to fight the cause, while trying to impress Blousey Brown, a new girl in town desperate to make it as a singer.


Verdict
The songs and set pieces are still fresh and infectious and most of the child cast are mesmerisingly good. I defy anyone not to be caught up in the charm and nostalgia.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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