Sunday Feature-Week 19: Bugsy Malone (1976)
Title: Bugsy Malone
Tone: Scott Baio and Jodie Foster in obscure musical gold!
Cast- Scott Baio, Jodie Foster
What: A gangster film, set in the 1920’s, with an all children cast!
- There are so many hidden treasures in the world of cinema and Bugsy Malone is a diamond in the rough. Starring a 15 year old Scott Baio in his film debut and 16 year old Jodie Foster, Bugsy Malone is a marvelously odd and wonderful gangster musical.
- Scored by Paul Williams, who wrote the music and lyrics for The Muppet Christmas Carol, Bugsy Malone has one hell of a catchy soundtrack. (My personal favorite song from the film can be found here)
- Bugsy Malone is chock full of little oddities, peddle powered cars, kids donned with faux mustaches, and pie fights galore, all which make for a perfect film to throw on when you just want to turn you brain off and be entertained.
If you’re not sold on the film yet then might I add they also have fucking tommy guns that shoot cream pies!! Enjoy!