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Release Date: March 13th, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2002

PG|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly (Christian Bale) befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers David (David Moscow) and Les Jacobs (Luke Edwards). When publisher Joseph Pulitzer (Robert Duvall) sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton (Bill Pullman), a journalist who's sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys' battle grips the city.

Cast: Christian Bale, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret , David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Marty Belafsky, Arvie Lowe Jr.

Director: Kenny Ortega

Genres: Drama, Musical, Family

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Smooth direction, vigorous performances, competent music, spotty script, and a running time that overstays its welcome. [10 Apr 1992]

  • It's a bit of a throwback and a solid family film and, at the time, represented a well-intentioned leap of faith of the sort that studios rarely take. show more

  • As much as the film may try to peddle warmth and solidarity, it remains disturbingly cold and impersonal, limited by the formulaic writing of Bob Tzudiker and Noni White and stymied by Ortega's apparent distance from his cast. [10 Apr 1992]

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