Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone (1976)

6 corrected entries

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Correction: The young man who played Razamataz is called Michael Jackson but he is not the same Michael Jackson of "Jackson 5" and "Thriller" fame. The Michael Jackson in "Bugsy Malone" has never knowingly acted before or since.

Corrected entry: At the start, when Roxy The Weasel takes the blind alley down Perito's bakery, a women starts yelling out of the window in a foriegn language. Once she has finished, she shuts the window, and - like magic - there is no pane of glass.

Correction: I watched this sequence time after time and can not see anything wrong with the window.

Corrected entry: All the vehicles used in this film are pedal powered, yet all of them use the sound effects of a petrol engine when it is obvious that none of the vehicles have engines fitted.

Correction: It's a joke, like the plane in "Airplane!" having a propeller noise despite being a jet.

Corrected entry: When Dandy Dan's gang are on their way to invade Fat Sam's, there are three cars. When the cars turn the corner look at the gun truck, the gun falls out of the man's (on the right) hand.

Correction: People drop things in real life, not a mistake.

Corrected entry: During the car chase, after Fat Sam meets with Dandy Dan in the woods, the tyres screech even though they are on dirt roads.

Correction: As corrected in other movies, it is possible to squeal tires on a dirt road, if it is hard packed under the loose stones, such as a clay-based dirt. I've done it myself, and surprised myself while doing so.

Corrected entry: Moments after Babyface screams 'Geronimo', the guard at the door gives chase. In the following shot the guard is standing still. In the next shot he is again chasing Babyface.

Correction: The sequence looks like it is the same guard in all three shots, but in fact, it is 2 different guards. You can tell by the doors behind them.

Continuity mistake: When Fat Sam's gang sings 'Bad Guys', just after Snake Eyes says "Look at me, I'm dancing.", a broomstick appears to the right of Mario's barber shop which is not in the previous shot. (00:31:00)

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Tallulah: Suddenly everybody wants to be in show business.

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Trivia: John Cassisi was cast as Fat Sam when director Alan Parker went to a Brooklyn classroom and asked who was the naughtiest boy in class. The pupils all said Cassisi and he subsequently got the part.

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Question: Re the song "My Name Is Tallulah", what is the significance of North Carolina as a training location?

Answer: It was just a way of saying where she was raised and how she got to be so good. Even though Prohibition became a federal law in 1920, North Carolina enacted their own prohibition in 1908. During these 12 years, some in North Carolina started bootlegging by driving to Virginia or South Carolina to buy alcohol to bring back to the state. I see it has her training as a gun moll or bootlegger.


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