If you have watched the Super Bowl last weekend you also would have noticed that in the Coke commercial they took the ending song or last song in the musical of Bugsy Malone and used it in the Coke Superbowl commercial. This is a very cute and enjoyable movie, quite possibly the only one in a very small sub-genre in the genre of gangster films-a musical gangster movie cast entirely with children. Some films possess a magical quality that cannot be planned as they are filming. This is a very good movie for whether or not you have kids. Films don't have to be grand with big budgets to entertain. I am Babyface' who incidentally is a British actor called Dexter Fletcher and has been in many television productions and films more famously in Lock Stock as Soap.
An indication of how easy it can be to work with children. I also think it is interesting that some of the actors become very famous actors when they got older such a Scott Baio and Jodie Foster. But thats a different story. I enjoyed this movie with its' comedy and slapstick humour. The British actors seem to have done more with their lives than the American ones. He watched the film 3 times.
The idea is very good and must have been worked on quite a lot, even though the plot goes all over the place in confusing directions. My favourite really catchy songs in it are so you wanna be a boxer and fat scam's grand slam!! My only quibble is the filmmakers' decision to have adults sing all the songs--it's a bit bizarre to hear grownup voices coming out of children, and after a while you start to notice that the voices sound the same, since they didn't cast different singers for each character Paul Williams himself does most of the vocal work. It has meaning, and is playful in many ways. Give this film a chance--you won't regret it! He laughed so much especially when babyface says 'get Babyface. I loved this film, eventhough I love all films, I suggest you see it whenever you can. Bugsy then promised Blousey he will buy them a ticket to Hollywood, so to get the money he begging to work for fat Sam and help him save his business but will he succeed and will him and Blousey ever make it to Hollywood? I watched this film at various stages throughout my life and still have a soft spot for Bugsy Malone.
A film which I go to see whenever I find it showing somewhere. Still fun-just put your brain on neutral and enjoy. I'm not sure this movie would have been as good if it were done by adults. I was laughing out loud throughout the film. It's hard to get pre-pubescent girls to look like vamps but those costumes did a lot in that direction. The musical numbers are wonderful, the performances genuine. I really like the 50's feel to it and the gangsters!!! Excellent stuff for the big kids like me around.
On both sides of the story, things are soon about to change. Nevertheless, Parker's direction is spot on and the look of the film is superb, a fantasy movie-movie existing in the same parallel reality as The Cotton Club and Chicago. Unfortunately for a musical, Paul Williams's score--part honky-tonk jazz homage, part 1970s Elton John-style pop--lets the side down with a lack of memorable tunes. Writer-director Alan Parker's feature debut Bugsy Malone is a pastiche of American movies, a musical gangster comedy set in 1929, featuring prohibition, showgirls, and gang warfare, with references to everything from Some Like It Hot to The Godfather. The film is unique musical parody of gangster movies, where all the roles are played by children. How can this movie not be on dvd yet! The only movie that really teaches children two important lessons correctly: a. I think this movie is great and there is just something about it is just great, and all the characters are so lovable.
After 30 years, I really have nothing to add to my first impressions. . The cast is notable principally by the presence of Jodie Foster as a side note, this was released the same year as was Taxi Driver! Not all the roles were played equally convincingly, but the kids were generally quite good. When the children are singing it's not actually them singing, which make the songs sound nicer but is also quite a comedic effect to see this big strong voices, coming out of such little kids. I, personally, love the thirties with the music, the clothes, the bars and the gang wars.
I love the way the romantic subtleties are handled since the cast children. Balanced director's work, smartly composed screenplay, great and very temporary musical score and, above all, the brilliant talent of young Jodie Foster. I remember my father announcing a family plan to see this movie the year it came out, when I was 9. Bring back the splurge gun! This film is enjoyable for a wide variety of ages - although best for those aged 9 and up. Scott Baio and Jodie Foster are perfect! A gangster gang in America are losing business and most importantly - men.
The acting was flawless for children. This is one of my all time favorite films, straight up, no chaser! The music was especially good. It's a totally different person. Action Comedy Drama Music Family A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. There is not one bad number in the film.
Whilst as Fat Sam's Bugsy meets Blousey Dugger and they start dating. I think this is an excellent movie. All in all a great movie. Any kid that's interested in old Hollywood should be given a chance to see this film. Of all films made with a cast of only children this one has to be the best. Scott Baio Bugsy and the character Fizzy put on the best show of all.
I saw this film for the first time when I was about 9, loved it then and still do I'm now 34! It's harmless fun, something you would have loved to have been involved in had you been given the chance. I read somewhere once that the film was shot with an amazingly low number of re-takes. Who wouldn't have wanted to join in. It's just a great family film for anyone and is suitable for all ages and everyone will enjoy it! What has happened to us that we can't see a film with children in it without thinking that it was made for an ulterior motive? Instead of real guns, they have either guns that splurge out custard pie to kill people, or just custard pies. It wasn't until I was older that I could appreciate the acting, and the sophisticated production design though I knew when I first saw the movie that it had a very clever script. All those splurge guns and pedal cars, think about it, it would have been great fun! I still watch it and it just reminds me of my youth.