- Status: Completed
- Score: 7/10
- Director: Kenny Ortega
- Country: USA
- Year: 1992
- Duration: 121 min
- Genres: Drama,Family,History,Musical,
A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
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.
Christian Bale, Luke Edwards, Gabriel Damon, Arvie Lowe Jr., Trey Parker, Joseph Conrad, Matthew Schoenfeld, Ivan Dudynsky, David Moscow, Max Casella, Marty Belafsky, Aaron Lohr, Dee Caspary, Dominic Maldonado, Mark David,