Bugsy Malone (1976)
Starring: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi
Let’s go back to 1976 for Bugsy Malone
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Set in New York City, it is a gangster movie spoof, substituting machine guns that fire gobs of whipped cream instead of bullets. The film is based loosely on events in New York and Chicago during the Prohibition era, specifically the exploits of real-life gangsters such as Al Capone and Bugs Moran. Parker lightened the subject matter considerably for the children’s market, and the film received a G rating in the U.S.
The movie featured child actors playing adult roles, with Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi, and Martin Lev in major roles.
The film tells the story of the rise of “Bugsy Malone” and the battle for power between “Fat Sam” and “Dandy Dan”
The movie was budgeted at a little over 1 million dollars and did over 2 million dollars at the box office that year.
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