Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

(1976)

1920s New York, the Prohibition era and the exploits of Al Capone form the backdrop of this family musical, a gangster film cast only with child actors (with singing voices provided by adults). Stars a young Scott Baio as career criminal Malone and Jodie Foster (at 13, and already a screen veteran) as a sultry nightclub singer. Nominated for the Palme d'Or, Bugsy Malone is the feature debut of director Alan Parker who would go on to direct Evita, Pink Floyd The Wall and Fame.

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  • Dated badly... It’s difficult to pinpoint the film’s raison d’être, other than to sate the ambitions of a bunch of preening stage-school prima donnas. Full Review

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