Newsies Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4452

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 85

Theatrical Release Date: 04/08/1992

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Musical

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Kenny Ortega

Actors: Christian Bale, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, Marty Belafsky

Plot: A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York, with musical.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/16/2012

As an interesting historical drama, the film mostly works. Throw in some great humorous moments, strong acting from a young Christian Bale, and the catchy and inimitable soundtrack, and the film becomes that much better.

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Unknown - wrote on 11/12/2011

I didn't like about half of the boys actors here (especially the cringe worthy character 'Crutchy'). However, this is an average musical that easily passes the time.

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Ikkinbot - wrote on 10/27/2009

A great movie about Newsies. Lots of good songs and big dance numbers. The story is good as well. Also, young Christian Bale who is adorable.

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A great movie, a brilliant musical.

TheWolf - wrote on 08/03/2007

Newsies is based on the true story of the 1899 newsboys strike in New York City. Robert Duvall plays Joseph Pullitzer, the real life newspaper tycoon who runs much of the city (newspaper rival Hurst and Teddy Roosevelt himself also appear in the movie). When Pullitzer makes a ten percent cut on the sales of newspapers for the newsboys (mostly teenage boys who smoke and pull off believable New York accents), the boys get mad and go on strike. They are led by Jack "Cowboy" Kelly, a boy on his own who "improves the truth" about himself. He is followed by his partner, the good boy David Jacobs, and his cute little brother Les, and the rest of the grungy street rat boys in their crusade against Pullitzer.
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