An all-child cast - featuring Jodie Foster and Scott Baio (Happy Days' Chachi) - is the star attraction of Alan Parker's fabulous musical gangster spoof.
Set in New York's Lower East Side (recreated in a UK film studio), Bugsy Malone plays like a G-rated Miller's Crossing crossed with The Cotton Club, with all the wise-cracking sass of a script in the style of Dashiell Hammett but without any overt violence (splurge guns that shoot marshmallow whip replace bullets in Parker's universe).
Screens as part of a retrospective of ten hand-picked Kids' Flicks celebrating ACMI's 10th birthday.
"Bugsy Malone is like nothing else. It's an original, a charming one. Jodie Foster is astonishingly assured" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times