Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone (1976)

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Two gangs: Fat Sam's Stacheto and Dandy Dan are rivals. Bugsy Malone goes to Fat Sam's bar where he meets wannabe movie star Blousey Brown. The bar is raided and Fat Sam states that it means war. Meanwhile, Dandy Dan is using the new Splurge Gun to destroy his enemies. Bugsy falls for Blousey but Fat Sam's girlfriend, Tallulah wants him for herself. Bugsy is asked to do a job by Fat Sam but it all ends up a mess because Fat Sam had hired Louey Begonzey who dies. Bugsy treats Blousey and says he'll get her tickets to Hollywood but someone steals his newly earned money. His rescuer is made a boxer by Bugsy. Blousey is upset about the tickets and begins to think about what happened.

Continuity mistake: After the song "Tomorrow" Bugsy and Blousey are in the cafe. Blousey has a drink and it has two straws and one spoon. The spoon keeps disappearing.

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Tallulah: Suddenly everybody wants to be in show business.

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Trivia: Alan Parker's idea of having a film featuring a cast of only children was suggested by his son.

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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.

Bishop73

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