Newsies (1992)

(6.4/10) out of 10,954 votes
Runtime: 121 minutes
Color: Color
Budget: $15,000,000
Awards: 1 Award, 5 Nominations

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Directors: Kenny Ortega
Writers: Bob Tzudiker, Noni White
Cast: Christian Bale, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, Marty Belafsky, Arvie Lowe Jr., Aaron Lohr, Trey Parker, Dee Caspary, Joseph Conrad, Dominic Maldonado, Matthew Schoenfeld, Mark David, Ivan Dudynsky

They Found The Courage To Challenge The Powerful! (DVD release)

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 (Christian Bale) organizes a newsboys' strike. With David Jacobs (David Moscow) 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.

Fun Fact: Although many newspaper moguls of the time hosted Christmas dinners and other holiday events for their newsboys, after the Newsboys Strike, Joseph Pulitzer even went as far as to host weekend events in vaudeville houses, the period equivalent of "Kids' night at the movies".

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