Bogus

Synopsis: Seven year-old Albert is the son of a Las Vegas circus performer. When she is killed in a car wreck, Albert is sent to live with his mother's foster sister, Harriet Franklin, a no-nonsense businesswoman struggling in New Jersey. Albert hates it with the dour Harriet, but takes refuge in the company of Bogus, a flamboyant, gentle, loving, and altogether imaginary Frenchman. With Bogus's help, Albert can perhaps come to terms with his mother's death, and Harriet with her own loss of childhood innocence.
Director(s): Norman Jewison
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
40%
PG
Year:
1996
110 min
87 Views


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[APPLAUSE]

AH!

[APPLAUSE]

BRAVO!

YAY!

[CHEERING]

THAT WAS GREAT!

DO THE BIRD TRICK!

Magician:
BIRD TRICK.

Announcer:
LET'S HEAR I FOR THE AMAZING,

COLOSSAL, STUPENDOUS

ANTOINE AND BABETTE!

YEAH, MR. ANTOINE!

AWW.

AWW.

HOW SWEET!

WAIT, NOW.

WOW!

WHERE DID IT GO?

I'LL BE BACK

BETWEEN SHOWS,

AND I WANT YOU:

READY FOR BED.

NO TV TILL YOU:

FINISH THAT REPORT.

TELL MR. ANTOINE

THE MOUSE WON'T EAT.

YOU HEAR ME? NO TV.

NOW GIVE YOUR MOM

A BIG KISS.

AND DON' LET THAT MOUSE

OUT OF THE CAGE.

I WON'T.

MRS. PARTRIDGE,

I'LL BE BACK

BETWEEN SHOWS.

Mrs. Partridge:
ALL RIGHT.

DRIVE CAREFUL.

OK. LOVE YOU!

TELL MR. ANTOINE

HE WON'T EAT!

OK. SEE YA!

WOULDN'T WAN TO BE YA!

MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM!

OK! I WILL!

DON'T FORGET TO!

OK!

MR. ANTOINE IS

TEACHING ME HOW TO MAKE

LIGHTNING DISAPPEAR.

MM-HMM.

SOONER THE BETTER.

I'M NOT A MOUSE PERSON.

COME ON. LET'S GET IN HERE

AND DO SOME MORE TRICKS.

ATTABOY.

I'M GOING TO

CALL ALBERT.

I'LL SEE YOU

FOR THE NEXT SHOW.

SAY HI TO:

ALBERT FOR ME.

AW, THANKS.

[RING]

[RING]

HELLO.

IT'S LORRAINE,

MRS. PARTRIDGE.

HOW'S MY BOY?

OH, HE'S FINE. FINE.

ATE ALL HIS:

VEGETABLES TONIGHT,

EVEN HIS BROCCOLI.

GOOD. GOOD.

WELL, I NEED TO GO

TO THE MARKET, AND I'LL

BE HOME WITHIN THE HOUR.

Albert:
IS IT MY MOM?

Mrs. Partridge:
HOLD ON.

HERE COMES MR. MAGICIAN.

MOM, I DID MY

HOOVER DAM REPORT.

I'M GOING TO

READ IT TO YOU.

I'M COMING HOME

TO PUT YOU TO BED.

YOU CAN READ IT TO ME THEN.

I'LL JUST READ YOU

THE FIRST PART.

"45 MILES

FROM LAS VEGAS:

IS THE HOOVER DAM.

IT IS ONE OF:

THE HIGHEST DAMS OF

THE ENTIRE WORLD."

OOH!

THAT'S MY OPENER.

OH, IT'S STUPENDOUS!

I'M HOOKED!

AND THE REST OF I WHEN I GET HOME.

AND I WANT YOU TO BRUSH

YOUR TEETH.

HI, ALBERT, HONEY!

IT'S RUTHIE.

Albert:

HI, RUTHIE!

MOM.

YEAH?

I'M WORKING ON

MR. ANTOINE'S

CARD MOVE--

THE RISE-AND-FALL

MOVE HE SHOWED ME.

I THINK I GOT IT.

IT'S ALL IN THE WRIST.

IT'S ALL IN THE WRIST,

AND SO IS BRUSHING YOUR TEETH.

NOW, I'LL BE HOME SOON,

AND LOOK, ALBERT,

I WANT YOU TO BE GENTLE

WITH MRS. PARTRIDGE, OK?

SHE'S BRITTLE.

OK.

MISS RYLANDER:

GAVE ME AN "A" ON MY

REPORT ON ETHIOPIA.

GREAT. WONDERFUL.

"ETHIOPIA IS

IN THE NORTHERN:

PART OF AFRICA.

"CHILDREN

IN ETHIOPIA:

ARE VERY HUNGRY.

THERE WAS:

A DROUGHT THERE."

THAT MEANS NO RAIN.

GOOD WORK, ALBERT!

I LOVE YOU.

I'LL BE HOME SOON,

BUT I WANT YOU TO BRUSH

YOUR TEETH AND GET INTO BED.

OK. OK.

OK, PROMISE ME?

PROMISE.

PROMISE?

PROMISE.

PROMISE?

OK. I LOVE YOU.

LOVE YOU TOO, MOM. BYE.

MRS. PARTRIDGE,

I HAVE SOMETHING

TO SHOW YOU.

WHAT--YOUR ROOM?

YES!

IT'S A MESS.

Albert:
OK,

MRS. PARTRIDGE,

I HAVE AN EMPTY:

BROWN BAG.

UH-HUH.

I WILL OPEN:

THE BROWN PAPER BAG

LIKE THIS.

NOW GIVE ME:

THE KETCHUP BOTTLE.

CAREFUL YOU DON' BREAK IT.

I WON'T.

PUT THE KETCHUP:

BOTTLE IN THE BAG.

WATCH!

UH-HUH.

SAY THE MAGIC:

WORDS--SIM-SOLA-BIM.

POOF! IT'S GONE!

OH, COME ON, NOW,

ALBERT.

NOBODY'S GOING TO

BELIEVE THAT.

DON'T LIKE IT?

HEE HEE HEE!

SING ME A LULLABY

WON'T YOU WIPE AWAY

MY PAIN?

TAKE ME OUT:

OHH:

OF THE DRIVING RAIN

[HONK]

[KNOCKS]

[KNOCKS]

HELLO. IS THIS

THE FRANKLIN RESIDENCE?

YES.

Policeman:
MA'AM,

CAN WE PLEASE COME INSIDE

AND TALK TO YOU?

YEAH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM, I REGRE TO INFORM YOU

THAT MRS. FRANKLIN HAS BEEN

INVOLVED IN A VERY SERIOUS

VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

MOM!

Clergyman:
"I AM

THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE.

"HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME,

THOUGH HE WERE DEAD,

"YET SHALL HE LIVE.

"WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH

IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE

BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE

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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent (born April 12, 1927) is an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. His most popular contribution has been being involved in the writing of most of the films in Sony's Spider-Man film series (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first exception to this). more…

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