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Bugsy Malone Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 ([[Performer~P3333~Scott Baio~scottbaio]]), 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. [[Performer~P218896~Paul Williams~paulwilliams]] contributes several songs, which are performed by adult singers and lip-synched by the pint-sized actors. The cast includes [[Performer~P11672~John Cassisi~johncassisi]] as diminutive Capone clone Fat Sam, and then-13-year-old [[Performer~P90220~Jodie Foster~jodiefoster]] as the sultry nightclub thrush Tallulah. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 15, 1976

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Leslie Wiggins Best Editing 1976 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alan Parker Best Screenplay 1976 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alan Parker Best Picture 1976 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jodie Foster Most Promising Newcomer 1976 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jodie Foster Best Supporting Actress 1976 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paul Williams Best Original Song 1976 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paul Williams Best Original Score 1976 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Geoffrey Kirkland Best Art Direction 1976 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Clive Winter Best Editing 1976 Winner

Cast

Scott Baio
as Bugsy Malone
Jodie Foster
as Tallulah
Florrie Dugger
as Blousey
Martin Lev
as Dandy Dan
Davidson Knight
as Knuckles
Paul Chirelstein
as Smolsky
Dexter Fletcher
as Baby Face
Vivienne McKone
as Velma
Helen Corran
as Bangles
Andrew Paul
as O'Dreary
Jeffrey Stevens
as Louis
John Williams
as Roxy Robinson
Herbert Norville
as Sarsaparilla Man
Michael Kirby
as Angelo

Crew

Alan Parker
Director
Alan Marshall
Producer
Alan Parker
Screenwriter
Peter Biziou
Cinematographer
Michael Seresin
Cinematographer
Paul Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Gerry Hambling
Editor
Geoffrey Kirkland
Production Designer
Malcolm Middleton
Art Director
David Puttnam
Executive Producer
Harry Cordwell
Set Designer
Monica Howe
Costume Designer
Gerry Toomey
First Assistant Director
Gillian Gregory
Choreography
Vic Ramos
Casting
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