Essential Pick of the Week – Bugsy Malone (1976)

Week #5

Bugsy Malone (1976)

Directed By: Alan Parker (ITV Studios)

Splurge guns at the ready for Alan Parker’s gloriously unique kids mobster musical. A film that not only continues to make you smile through the shaving cream and art deco sets. But also grabs hold of your attention with musical numbers from Paul Williams that have become a mainstay of school theatre productions. As we follow the intrepid Bugsy through a mythical gang feud in 1929 New York City. His loyalties split between trying to impress city newcomer Blousey Brown and protect Fat Sam.

Unlike anything committed to screen before or since, Bugsy Malone is delightfully cheesy, deliciously mad and undeniably brilliant. Paying homage to the classic gangster movie’s of old, through the eyes of a child. So get yourself down to Fat Sam’s, it ain’t humble but its your home sweet home.

Cast: Jodie FosterScott BaioFlorence Garland, John Cassisi, Paul Chirelstein