Bugsy Malone is a 1976 gangster musical comedy film written and directed by Alan Parker. The film was Parker's feature film directorial debut. A co-production of United States and United Kingdom, it features child actors playing adult roles, with Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, and John Cassisi in major roles. The film tells the story of the rise of "Bugsy Malone" and the battle for power between "Fat Sam" and "Dandy Dan".
During the prohibition era, a mobster named Roxy Robinson is "splurged" by members of a gang, using rapid-fire cream-shooting "splurge guns". Once splurged, a kid is "all washed up... finished". Speakeasy boss Fat Sam introduces himself and Bugsy Malone, a boxing promoter with no money ("Bugsy Malone").
|author||Alan Parker Paul Williams|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||ambush aspiring singer attack boxing promoter grand slam gun fight meet prohibition era prohibition in the united states sing soup kitchen speakeasy strike tick track down|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Song Score|
|publisher||20th Century Fox Paramount Pictures The Rank Organisation|
|theme||crime comedy dance musical comedy|