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Bugsy Malone

Rating:G
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Family
Release Date:September 12, 1976
Running time:93 minutes
Cast:Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, Jodie Foster, John Cassisi, Martin Lev
Director:Alan Parker
Producer:Alan Marshall
Writer:Alan Parker
Distributor:Paramount Pictures

Description: Here's the basic shtick of Bugsy Malone: it's a gangster picture enacted by children. Acted out before scaled-down sets, the film details the career of Bugsy Malone (Scott Baio), who rises to the top of the criminal ladder in 1920s New York. Whenever gunfire is called for, the kiddie crooks substitute whipped cream for bullets. Paul Williams contributes several songs, which are performed by adult singers and lip-synched by the pint-sized actors. The cast includes John Cassisi as diminutive Capone clone Fat Sam, and then-13-year-old Jodie Foster as the sultry nightclub thrush Tallulah.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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