Bugsy Malone

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Bugsy Malone is a 1976 musical gangster comedy film, written and directed by Alan Parker.wikipedia
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Alan Parker

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Bugsy Malone is a 1976 musical gangster comedy film, written and directed by Alan Parker.
He has directed musicals, including Bugsy Malone (1976), Fame (1980), Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), The Commitments (1991) and Evita (1996); true-story dramas, including Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), Come See the Paradise (1990) and Angela's Ashes (1999); family dramas, including Shoot the Moon (1982), and horrors and thrillers including Angel Heart (1987) and The Life of David Gale (2003).

Jodie Foster

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A co-production of United States and United Kingdom, it features only child actors with Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi and Martin Lev in pivotal roles. Jodie Foster as Tallulah, Fat Sam's gun moll, the speakeasy's star chanteuse and Bugsy's old flame.
Her other praised roles as a teenager were in the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney's Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), as well as Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980).

Scott Baio

A co-production of United States and United Kingdom, it features only child actors with Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi and Martin Lev in pivotal roles.
He is known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days (1977–1984) and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi (1982–1983), as well as the title character on the sitcom Charles in Charge (1984–1990), Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical-mystery-drama series Diagnosis: Murder (1993–1995), and the titular hero of the musical film Bugsy Malone (1976), his onscreen debut.

List of directorial debuts

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The film was Parker's feature film directorial debut.
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Musical film

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Bugsy Malone is a 1976 musical gangster comedy film, written and directed by Alan Parker.
Some musicals made in Britain experimented with the form, such as Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War (released in 1969), Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone and Ken Russell's Tommy and Lisztomania.

1976 Cannes Film Festival

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Bugsy Malone premiered at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d'Or.
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Child actor

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A co-production of United States and United Kingdom, it features only child actors with Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi and Martin Lev in pivotal roles.
Jodie Foster started acting at age 3, becoming the quintessential child actor during the 1970s with roles in films like Tom Sawyer (1973) Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), Bugsy Malone (1976), The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and Freaky Friday (1977).

John Cassisi

A co-production of United States and United Kingdom, it features only child actors with Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi and Martin Lev in pivotal roles.
John Cassisi (born September 5, 1962) is a former American child actor who starred in the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone as "Fat Sam" and subsequently in the television series Fish.

30th British Academy Film Awards

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The film received eight nominations at the 30th British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film and won three; Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for Foster and Best Screenplay for Parker.
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BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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The film received eight nominations at the 30th British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film and won three; Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for Foster and Best Screenplay for Parker.

Dexter Fletcher

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He appeared in Guy Ritchie's film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, crime comedy Smoking Guns as well as television roles in such shows as the comedy-drama Hotel Babylon, the HBO series Band of Brothers, and earlier in his career, the children's show Press Gang, and the film Bugsy Malone.

Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford as Lena Marelli, showy, pompous theatre performer
This led to early fame in the television series Just William (playing Violet Elizabeth Bott), the 1974 Broadway revival of Gypsy starring Angela Lansbury, the 1976 film Bugsy Malone, and the 1977 film Wombling Free.

The Rank Organisation

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The film was released theatrically in the UK on July 26, 1976 by Fox-Rank Distributors, while in the US by Paramount Pictures.
However, in 1976 Rank enjoyed much success with Bugsy Malone (which they co-produced with Paramount Pictures, who held its American rights).

Mark Curry (television presenter)

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Mark Curry as Oscar DeVelt, stuck-up theatre producer
Alan Parker cast Curry as Oscar, the producer, in the film Bugsy Malone (1976).

Louise English

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While at ballet school, English was chosen to appear in the classic children’s film Bugsy Malone (1976) in the role of the ballerina.

Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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The film also received three nominations at the 34th Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Martin Lev

A co-production of United States and United Kingdom, it features only child actors with Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi and Martin Lev in pivotal roles.
Born in Liverpool, Lev started acting at the age of 16, playing David Bowen in the NBC made-for-TV film The Day After Tomorrow (1975) and Dandy Dan in the Alan Parker musical film Bugsy Malone (1976).

Andrew Paul

Andrew Paul as O'Dreary, dumb policeman
He appeared in the film Bugsy Malone at 14, and in an episode of police drama The Sweeney at the age of 16. In 1978, he played Paul Ross in Trevor Preston's Out.

Jeff Stevenson (comedian)

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Jeffrey Stevens as Louis, one of Fat Sam's hoodlums
A comedian and actor, Stevenson appeared in the 1976 film Bugsy Malone, playing the part of Louis (under his real name Jeffrey Stevens).

Paul Williams (songwriter)

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Parker chose Paul Williams to score the film in order to get a more "palatable" modern sound, and simply because he liked him.
Williams has worked on the music of a number of films, including writing and singing on Phantom of the Paradise (1974) in which he also starred and earned an Oscar nomination for the music, and Bugsy Malone (1976).

BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay

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The film received eight nominations at the 30th British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film and won three; Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for Foster and Best Screenplay for Parker.
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BAFTA Award for Best Film

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The film received eight nominations at the 30th British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film and won three; Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for Foster and Best Screenplay for Parker.

Jonathan Scott-Taylor

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He went on to take minor roles in Bugsy Malone (1976) and The Four Feathers (1978), and a starring role in a BBC production of The Winslow Boy (1977) after which he was chosen to play teen Damien Thorn in Damien: Omen II (1978).

Gun moll

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Jodie Foster as Tallulah, Fat Sam's gun moll, the speakeasy's star chanteuse and Bugsy's old flame.
Tallulah — Character from Bugsy Malone; Fat Sam's girlfriend, the speakeasy's star performer and Bugsy's ex.