Newsies

Starring: Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret & Christian Bale Director: Kenny Ortega  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
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  • Additional Release Material:
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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 04/08/1992
"...A novelty..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/10/1992
"...It's a big, bright, rousing period musical..."

Product Description:

The 1899 New York newsboys' strike is the subject of this full-scale musical set against a stylized backdrop depicting turn-of-the-century New York City. In a series of rousing song and dance routines, choreographer/director Kenny Ortega chronicles the "newsies'" struggle with publishing mogul Joseph Pulitzer, their battering at the hands of strikebreakers, and their eventual triumph over the powerful newspaper establishment.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

Newsies
Starring Academy Award(R)-winner Robert Duvall (Best Actor -- TENDER MERCIES, 1983) and screen favorite Ann-Margret, here's the true story of a courageous group of newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon. Determined to make their dreams come true, they find the courage to challenge the powerful! Critically acclaimed from coast to coast -- if you're looking for must-see, feel-good entertainment, NEWSIES delivers!

Plot Synopsis:

Determined to make their dreams come true, a courageous group of newsboys become unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon.

Plot Keywords:

Big Business | Buddies | Family (General) | Personal Triumph | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in Los Angeles, California, in Technicolor and Dolby (Spectral Recording). Prints by Technicolor.
  • Began shooting April 15, 1991; completed shooting July 31, 1991. Released in New York City April 8, 1992; released in the USA April 10, 1992. Released on video October 14, 1992.
  • First feature film directed by choreographer Kenny Ortega.
  • The featured music performers are Michael Lang, Steve Schaeffer, Neil Stubenhaus, Michael Fisher and Larry Bunker.
  • Soundtrack available on Walt Disney Records.
  • Special thanks were given in the credits to Paul Aaron (co-producer of "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey"), Howard Ashman (the lyricist who collaborated with songwriter Alan Menken on "Beauty and the Beast" and "Little Mermaid" before his death from AIDS in 1991), Muppeteer Jim Henson, and famed dancer/choreographer/director Gene Kelly.

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  • Sales Rank: 95,947
  • UPC: 786936162783
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