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An unfortunate attempt at an old-fashioned musical with a lot of cute kids and cardboard characters and settings. The plot, such as it is, concerns the 1899 New York newsboys strike against penny-pinching publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Bale plays the newsboy's leader and at least shows some charisma in a strictly cartoon setting. The songs are mediocre but the dancing is lively. However, none of it moves the story along. Add a bone for viewers under 12. Choreographer Ortega's feature-film directorial debut.

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Available on Running time 121 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Comedy, Labor & Unions, Front Page, Period Piece: 19th Century, Disney Family Movies, Paperboys
Screenplay
Bob Tzudiker
Cast
Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret, Michael Lerner, Kevin Tighe, Charles Cioffi, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, David Moscow
Cinematography
Noni White
Director
Kenny Ortega
Music
Alan Menken, Jack Feldman
Other
Andrew Laszlo
Producer
Walt Disney Studios

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1992: Worst Song ("High Times, Hard Times").

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