Bugsy Malone

Revealing mistake: When Tallulah and the girls are acting in the Fat Sam's Grandslam song look at Tallulah as they sing the 'Ra da da da da da' bit. She looks straight into the camera.

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.

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)

More mistakes in Bugsy Malone


Trivia: All of the singing in this film was dubbed by adult vocalists.

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.

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

More trivia for Bugsy Malone


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

Question: Why did Bugsy trap the waitress inside the phone booth and leave?

[email protected]

Answer: He didn't have the money to pay the diner bill, so he called the operator, in the phone booth, to call the diner number to test the line.


Join the mailing list

Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.