Newsies

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Director(s): Kenny Ortega
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
46
Rotten Tomatoes:
41%
PG
Year:
1992
121 min
236 Views

In 1899,

the streets of New York City...

echoed with the voices

of newsies...

peddling the newspapers

of Joseph Pulitzer,

William Randolph Hearst...

and other giants

of the newspaper world.

On every corner, you saw 'em

carryin' the banner,

bringin' you the news

for a penny a pape.

Poor orphans and runaways,

the newsies were a ragged army

without a leader.

Until one day,

all that changed.

Boots!

- Oh, gee.

- Skittery. Skittery. Skittery!

- I didn't do it.

- What do you mean?

Get up. When you get up,

you have to get up!

Snitch. Get up.

C'mon, everybody's sleepin'.

They sleep, sleep.

They sleep their life away, these kids.

The ink is wet.

The presses are rollin'!

Sell a pape!

Sell a pape!

Hey!

Hey, Cowboy. Hey, Cowboy,

you dreamin' about sellin' papers?

Hey, hey, hey.

- Don't wanna.

What's the matter with you?

- With me?

- What's the matter with you?

- What's the matter with you?

- Get off my back. Hey, go away from me.

- Come on!

- You're mad!

- Hey, kid.

Get up, boy.

Come on, come on.

Carry your banner.

Sell the papers!

Sell the papers. What are you doin'?

Sell the papers.

Everybody,

what are ya doin'?

- # That's my cigar #

- # You'll steal anudder #

# Hey, bummers

we got work to do #

# Since when did you

become me mudder #

# Ah, stop your bawlin' #

# Who asked you #

- So, how'd you sleep, Jack?

- On me back, Mush.

Did you hear that, fellas.

Hear what Jack said?

I asked Jack how he slept

and he said, "On me back, Mush."

Hey, Jack, when I walk, does

it look like I'm fakin' it?

- No. Who says you're fakin' it?

- I don't know.

It's just, there's so many fake crips

on the street today,

a real crip

ain't got a chance.

I gotta find a new sellin' spot

where they ain't used to seeing me.

# Try Bottle Alley

or the harbor #

# Try Central Park

it's guaranteed #

# Try any banker, bum

or barber #

# They almost all

knows how to read #

- # I smell money #

- # You smell foul #

# Met this girl

last night #

# Ahh, move your elbow #

# Pass the towel #

# For a buck I might #

# Ain't it a fine life #

# Carrying the banner

through it all #

# A mighty fine life #

# Carrying the banner

tough and tall #

# Every mornin'

we goes where we wishes #

# We's as free as fishes

sure beats washin' dishes #

# What a fine life #

# Carrying the banner

home-free all #

- Whoo!

- Yeah!

Whoo!

Move it! Go! Go!

C'mon, c'mon. Hurry up!

C'mon, c'mon.

Hurry up!

Get the lead outta your pants.

C'mon, move it.

Go, go, go!

Hurry!

Go, go, go!

# Summer stinks

and winter's waiting #

# Welcome to New York #

# Boy, ain't nature

fascinatin' #

# When yous gotta walk #

# Oh, it's a fine life #

# Carrying the banner

with me chums #

- # Carrying the banner with me chums #

- # A mighty fine life #

# Blowin' every nickel

as it comes #

- # Blowin' every nickel as it comes #

- # I'm no snoozer #

# Sittin' makes me antsy

I likes livin' chancy #

# Harlem to Delancey

what a fine life #

# Carrying the banner

through the slums #

# Blessed children #

# Though you wander

lost and depraved #

# Jesus #

# Loves you #

# You shall be saved #

- # Patrick #

- # Just give me half a cup #

- # Darling #

- # Something to wake me up #

- # Since you left me #

- # I gotta find an angle #

- # I am undone #

- # I gotta sell more papes #

- # Mother #

- # Wish I could catch a breeze #

- # Loves you #

- # Sure hope the headline's hot #

- # God save #

- # God help me if it's not #

- # My son #

- # I hate the headline

I'll make up a headline #

# And I'll say

anything I hafta #

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