Newsies

Newsies

DVD - 2002
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July, 1899: When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the distribution price one-tenth of a cent per paper, ten cents per hundred, the newsboys, poor enough already, are outraged. Inspired by the strike put on by the trolley workers, Jack "Cowboy" Kelly organizes a newsboys' strike. With David Jacobs as the brains of the new union, and Jack as the voice, the weak and oppressed found the strength to band together and challenge the powerful.
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition: Collector's ed.
ISBN: 9780788831003
0788831003
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.642/NEWSIES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Dink8472
Jul 22, 2017

Newsies is a musical where none of the main characters can carry a tune with a plot line full of holes. There is, however, lots of well-choreographed ensemble dancing if that is what you are looking for. That earns it two stars. I was surprised at the poor performances from a few of the veteran actors. I didn't think it was possible for Robert Duvall to do a poor job acting (I'm a big fan), but he certainly did so in Newsies. In my opinion, the only reasons to watch Newsies are to learn a little history and to see a few young actors (e.g. Christian Bale) before they became more famous.

Megan_PNW May 25, 2017

A proletariat uprising for labor rights told in catchy song & dance!

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horthhill
Mar 30, 2017

'Newsies' is a Disney musical from the early '90s. And, it is a lot of fun. Good tunes. Big dance numbers.

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ThomasJWhiting
Dec 02, 2016

VERY GOOD 1992 Disney production bringing back to the screen a filmed Broadway style which I really enjoy. Film production adds a lot of elements not possible in a live stage production.
There were several entertaining full street filmed dance numbers with dozens of young men dancing lively! Also interesting street slang and other remnants from previous times...

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VRMurphy
Jan 11, 2016

How on earth was this popular enough to warrant a Broadway version? Duvall phoned it in (and an amateur appears to have applied his whiskers, which look ridiculously fake), Bale neither sings nor dances well and looks like he'd rather be anywhere else, Pullman should stick to non-musical roles as well although at least he makes an effort to "sell" his songs. I watched it on a recommendation and I'll think twice about that source.

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biblioQ
Dec 23, 2015

Great production by Disney. A musical drama based on a true story of a strike by newsboys in New York City in 1899. Currently a Broadway show, but the movie sets add the authentic look and feel of the time.

JMGP May 15, 2015

Take the orphans, the nasty orphan overseer, the longing for a family, and FDR from Annie, the street urchins, and bullies from Oliver, the setting and dance moves from West Side, and a rally to revolution from Les Mis, give it a twist and you've got Newsies. The most fun was learning that Christian Bale could sing and dance!

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red_wolf_561
May 05, 2013

The music is incredible, the choreography superb, the whole thing is well preformed. Five of five stars.

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gerieowens
Oct 23, 2012

Amazing Music and dancing

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