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Still shot from the movie: Newsies.


Newsies is a musical film about New York newspaper boys who, after having the cost of their papers raised by a tenth of a cent (the film is set in 1899), decide they are going to organize and go on strike. They go up against newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer, and show the world what a bunch of boys can really do. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 10 Apr 1992
Video Release: 19 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Learn more about the real strike of 1899 that was the bases for this story at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsboys_Strike_of_1899

This film has gone on to enjoy a cult following. If you are a fan of Newsies, what is it about the production that captivates you? You can read more about the movie’s history here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsies

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