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A 1976 musical film, later adapted for the stage. The setting is a {{Gangsterland}} in TheRoaringTwenties -- but all the characters are played by children, and all the weapons used are EdibleAmmunition.

Dandy Dan's gang has a new weapon, the splurge gun. This means the custard pies used as weapons by their rivals, Fat Sam's gang, just won't cut it any more...

Bugsy Malone (who is somewhat affiliated with Fat Sam but not an actual member of his gang) meets Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer who's trying to get work at Fat Sam's speakeasy. Unfortunately Fat Sam is too distracted by the "war" with Dandy Dan to give her an audition.

Dandy Dan's gang splurges most of Fat Sam's gang after a tip-off turns out to be a trap. After this catastrophe Fat Sam tells his right hand man (and only remaining gangster) Knuckles that everything must continue as normal, eventually giving Blousey her audition, which she aces. However, right before the audition Tallulah (Fat Sam's moll) was flirting with Bugsy; although he rejected her advances, Blousey doesn't know this and gets angry with him.

Meanwhile Fat Sam hires Bugsy to drive him and his "specialist" Looney Burgonzie to ambush Dandy Dan at a meeting; it fails. Bugsy and Sam get away and Sam gives Bugsy extra money for his quick thinking.

Bugsy and Blousey make up and he reveals he has enough money for two tickets to Hollywood; however, as he returns the car he borrowed from Sam to the garage, he is mugged, losing the money. Leroy Smith saves him with what Bugsy calls some impressive punching. So, Bugsy takes Leroy to Cagey Joe's gym to see if he can make it as a boxer.

Sam once again enlists Bugsy's aid, offering him $400 this time, but Blousey is not happy to hear of the delay, and hangs up on him and she is angry with herself for thinking that she could trust Bugsy. Bugsy and Leroy then follow Dan's men to Dock 17, where they discover the guns are being stashed. The two of them can't take the place alone, so Bugsy and Leroy find a large group of down-and-out workers who are having their free lunch and Bugsy persuades them to join him. They steal the guns and make it back to the speakeasy in time to counter the attack by Dan's Gang. Chaos ensues until they are stopped by a chord from Razzamataz, the pianist. Everybody has been splurged (except Bugsy and Blousey), and the final song is about everyone realising they can be friends.
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!!Tropes:
* AbnormalAmmo / EdibleAmmunition: Custard pies and splurge guns (which are basically tommy-guns that fire blobs of custard cream).
* AffablyEvil: [[BigBad The main antagonist]], Dandy Dan, is very polite, charming and likeable. Sam, who is on the good side, in much ruder and more aggressive.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Bugsy quotes the film ''OnTheWaterfront'' -- "I coulda been a contender, Charlie". A film made 30 years after Bugsy is set...
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted with Tallulah, who gets ''extremely'' [[PieInTheFace Pied In The Face]] at the climax.
* BrightReprise: The final song is a reprise of "Bad Guys" in which the gangsters sing about turning over a new leaf and being Good Guys from now on.
* TheChanteuse: Tallulah.
* CloudCuckooLander: Looney Burgonzie.
* CoolCar
* CuteButCacophonic: Lena Marelli, which is to be expected seeing as she was played by [[Series/DoctorWho Bonnie Langford]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Tallulah, even when she's CoveredInGunge:
-->'''Tallulah''': So this is showbiz.
* GainaxEnding: The film climaxes with a shootout/pie fight, which Razzmatazz interrupts. Then, suddenly, everybody just starts ''singing''. This is especially weird when it's previously been implied that splurge guns are stand-ins for real guns, with Fat Sam breaking down over Knuckles' "death". Although, Knuckles also gets splurged in the shoulder early on with no visible ill effects.
* GoshdangItToHeck: Since it's a kids film, there's odd words used in place of swearing.
* LighterAndFluffier: Than history! Interestingly, director Alan Parker went on to direct (among other films) the much darker musical ''TheWall''. The story goes that Parker was inspired to make this film after refusing to let his son watch ''Film/TheGodfather''. He even throws in a subtle reference to ''Godfather II'' (watch out for two guys carrying a carpet).
* LiteralMetaphor: One of Fat Sam's workers says he can't stop Dandy Dan's gang because "he's all tied up" (he's actually tied up). Fat Sam replies "I don't care how busy you are."
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The novelization gives entire chapters over to several before Bugsy is properly introduced.
* MeetCute: Bugsy and Blousey.
* MediumAwareness: Fat Sam says something in Italian. But his henchman, Knuckles, is Jewish and doesn't understand Italian. He is told to read the translation as the subtitle appears onscreen.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Fat Sam and his Gang are sort of the good guys in the story, although they are of course still gangsters. (It helps that Fat Sam is a much nicer employer than [[BadBoss Dandy Dan]].)
* NerfArm: Pies are deadly -- not as deadly as Splurge Guns, though.
* NeverSayDie: Characters who are pied or splurged disappear from the action. They're said to be "finished" rather than dead. Everybody who gets splurged in the big showdown is still lively enough during the final song.
* NonSingingVoice: The kids are lip-synching to adult voices, owing to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugsy_Malone#Production a lack of rehearsal time for the former]]. The only time this isn't used is for the CuteButCacophonic Lena Marelli.
* OnlySaneMan: Argubly Bugsy.
* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: An interesting take. When things has gone badly for Fat Sam, he attempts to subvert this by acting as normal as possible. The problem is, Fat Sam is usually so very busy. When he suddenly is not busy and takes his time with other things to show that there is no problem it becomes his out-of-character moment. So if someone paid attention to how kind and social Fat Sam suddenly became, they would possibly catch wind of that something was very wrong. Nobody did, though. On the other hand, it did mean Blousey got her job.
* PieInTheFace: EdibleAmmunition-style.
* PopStarComposer: Paul Williams; some of the [[NonSingingVoice dubbed singing voices for the kids]] are his vocals.
* PowerOfFriendship: Focus of the last song, along with:
* PowerOfLove
* ThePrimaDonna: Lina Marelli.
--> '''Lina Marelli''': Oscar! Oscar! I'm back! I'll give you one more chance, you hear me? I'll give you one more chance, you hear me, Oscar? Otherwise I'm out for ''good''! Out, out, ''out''! I'm not being ''humiliated'' in this place! You know I ''am'' the star and I should be treated like it absolutely all the time!
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Once the pies start flying at the end, not even the cutest chorus girl is safe.
* SmugSnake: Dandy Dan.
* SurroundedByIdiots:
** Fat Sam with his gang, while Dandy Dan's are slightly more competent.
** Bugsy himself.
* ThereAreNoAdults: It's an entire cast of children!
* VillainSong: "Bad Guys", sung by Fat Sam's gang. (They're closer to AntiHero status, with Dandy Dan's gang being the villains, but Dandy Dan's gang doesn't sing at all.)
-->We coulda been anything we wanted to be\\
With all the talent we had\\
But we decided, a fact we take pride in,\\
To be the very best at being ''bad''.
----
!!Specific to the stage version:
* CovertGroupWithMundaneFront: In the stage version, Pop Becker's Bookstore is the front for Fat Sam's speakeasy.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the stage version Shady gives Fat Sam information that will lead his men into a trap, he then collects his money from Dandy Dan only to be killed (splurged) while walking away. Dandy Dan takes back his money commenting he can't stand traitors.

to:

[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bugsy-Malone_8749.jpg]]

A 1976 musical film, later adapted for the stage. The setting is a {{Gangsterland}} in TheRoaringTwenties -- but all the characters are played by children, and all the weapons used are EdibleAmmunition.

Dandy Dan's gang has a new weapon, the splurge gun. This means the custard pies used as weapons by their rivals, Fat Sam's gang, just won't cut it any more...

Bugsy Malone (who is somewhat affiliated with Fat Sam but not an actual member of his gang) meets Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer who's trying to get work at Fat Sam's speakeasy. Unfortunately Fat Sam is too distracted by the "war" with Dandy Dan to give her an audition.

Dandy Dan's gang splurges most of Fat Sam's gang after a tip-off turns out to be a trap. After this catastrophe Fat Sam tells his right hand man (and only remaining gangster) Knuckles that everything must continue as normal, eventually giving Blousey her audition, which she aces. However, right before the audition Tallulah (Fat Sam's moll) was flirting with Bugsy; although he rejected her advances, Blousey doesn't know this and gets angry with him.

Meanwhile Fat Sam hires Bugsy to drive him and his "specialist" Looney Burgonzie to ambush Dandy Dan at a meeting; it fails. Bugsy and Sam get away and Sam gives Bugsy extra money for his quick thinking.

Bugsy and Blousey make up and he reveals he has enough money for two tickets to Hollywood; however, as he returns the car he borrowed from Sam to the garage, he is mugged, losing the money. Leroy Smith saves him with what Bugsy calls some impressive punching. So, Bugsy takes Leroy to Cagey Joe's gym to see if he can make it as a boxer.

Sam once again enlists Bugsy's aid, offering him $400 this time, but Blousey is not happy to hear of the delay, and hangs up on him and she is angry with herself for thinking that she could trust Bugsy. Bugsy and Leroy then follow Dan's men to Dock 17, where they discover the guns are being stashed. The two of them can't take the place alone, so Bugsy and Leroy find a large group of down-and-out workers who are having their free lunch and Bugsy persuades them to join him. They steal the guns and make it back to the speakeasy in time to counter the attack by Dan's Gang. Chaos ensues until they are stopped by a chord from Razzamataz, the pianist. Everybody has been splurged (except Bugsy and Blousey), and the final song is about everyone realising they can be friends.
----
!!Tropes:
* AbnormalAmmo / EdibleAmmunition: Custard pies and splurge guns (which are basically tommy-guns that fire blobs of custard cream).
* AffablyEvil: [[BigBad The main antagonist]], Dandy Dan, is very polite, charming and likeable. Sam, who is on the good side, in much ruder and more aggressive.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Bugsy quotes the film ''OnTheWaterfront'' -- "I coulda been a contender, Charlie". A film made 30 years after Bugsy is set...
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted with Tallulah, who gets ''extremely'' [[PieInTheFace Pied In The Face]] at the climax.
* BrightReprise: The final song is a reprise of "Bad Guys" in which the gangsters sing about turning over a new leaf and being Good Guys from now on.
* TheChanteuse: Tallulah.
* CloudCuckooLander: Looney Burgonzie.
* CoolCar
* CuteButCacophonic: Lena Marelli, which is to be expected seeing as she was played by [[Series/DoctorWho Bonnie Langford]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Tallulah, even when she's CoveredInGunge:
-->'''Tallulah''': So this is showbiz.
* GainaxEnding: The film climaxes with a shootout/pie fight, which Razzmatazz interrupts. Then, suddenly, everybody just starts ''singing''. This is especially weird when it's previously been implied that splurge guns are stand-ins for real guns, with Fat Sam breaking down over Knuckles' "death". Although, Knuckles also gets splurged in the shoulder early on with no visible ill effects.
* GoshdangItToHeck: Since it's a kids film, there's odd words used in place of swearing.
* LighterAndFluffier: Than history! Interestingly, director Alan Parker went on to direct (among other films) the much darker musical ''TheWall''. The story goes that Parker was inspired to make this film after refusing to let his son watch ''Film/TheGodfather''. He even throws in a subtle reference to ''Godfather II'' (watch out for two guys carrying a carpet).
* LiteralMetaphor: One of Fat Sam's workers says he can't stop Dandy Dan's gang because "he's all tied up" (he's actually tied up). Fat Sam replies "I don't care how busy you are."
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The novelization gives entire chapters over to several before Bugsy is properly introduced.
* MeetCute: Bugsy and Blousey.
* MediumAwareness: Fat Sam says something in Italian. But his henchman, Knuckles, is Jewish and doesn't understand Italian. He is told to read the translation as the subtitle appears onscreen.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Fat Sam and his Gang are sort of the good guys in the story, although they are of course still gangsters. (It helps that Fat Sam is a much nicer employer than [[BadBoss Dandy Dan]].)
* NerfArm: Pies are deadly -- not as deadly as Splurge Guns, though.
* NeverSayDie: Characters who are pied or splurged disappear from the action. They're said to be "finished" rather than dead. Everybody who gets splurged in the big showdown is still lively enough during the final song.
* NonSingingVoice: The kids are lip-synching to adult voices, owing to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugsy_Malone#Production a lack of rehearsal time for the former]]. The only time this isn't used is for the CuteButCacophonic Lena Marelli.
* OnlySaneMan: Argubly Bugsy.
* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: An interesting take. When things has gone badly for Fat Sam, he attempts to subvert this by acting as normal as possible. The problem is, Fat Sam is usually so very busy. When he suddenly is not busy and takes his time with other things to show that there is no problem it becomes his out-of-character moment. So if someone paid attention to how kind and social Fat Sam suddenly became, they would possibly catch wind of that something was very wrong. Nobody did, though. On the other hand, it did mean Blousey got her job.
* PieInTheFace: EdibleAmmunition-style.
* PopStarComposer: Paul Williams; some of the [[NonSingingVoice dubbed singing voices for the kids]] are his vocals.
* PowerOfFriendship: Focus of the last song, along with:
* PowerOfLove
* ThePrimaDonna: Lina Marelli.
--> '''Lina Marelli''': Oscar! Oscar! I'm back! I'll give you one more chance, you hear me? I'll give you one more chance, you hear me, Oscar? Otherwise I'm out for ''good''! Out, out, ''out''! I'm not being ''humiliated'' in this place! You know I ''am'' the star and I should be treated like it absolutely all the time!
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Once the pies start flying at the end, not even the cutest chorus girl is safe.
* SmugSnake: Dandy Dan.
* SurroundedByIdiots:
** Fat Sam with his gang, while Dandy Dan's are slightly more competent.
** Bugsy himself.
* ThereAreNoAdults: It's an entire cast of children!
* VillainSong: "Bad Guys", sung by Fat Sam's gang. (They're closer to AntiHero status, with Dandy Dan's gang being the villains, but Dandy Dan's gang doesn't sing at all.)
-->We coulda been anything we wanted to be\\
With all the talent we had\\
But we decided, a fact we take pride in,\\
To be the very best at being ''bad''.
----
!!Specific to the stage version:
* CovertGroupWithMundaneFront: In the stage version, Pop Becker's Bookstore is the front for Fat Sam's speakeasy.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the stage version Shady gives Fat Sam information that will lead his men into a trap, he then collects his money from Dandy Dan only to be killed (splurged) while walking away. Dandy Dan takes back his money commenting he can't stand traitors.
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14th Feb '13 10:11:32 AM Sapphirea
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* PopStarComposer: Paul Williams, who also wound up providing some of the [[NonSingingVoice dubbed singing voices for the kids]].

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* PopStarComposer: Paul Williams, who also wound up providing Williams; some of the [[NonSingingVoice dubbed singing voices for the kids]].kids]] are his vocals.
14th Feb '13 10:10:13 AM Sapphirea
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* NonSingingVoice: The kids are lip-synching to adult voices. The only time this isn't used is for the CuteButCacophonic Lena Marelli.

to:

* NonSingingVoice: The kids are lip-synching to adult voices.voices, owing to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugsy_Malone#Production a lack of rehearsal time for the former]]. The only time this isn't used is for the CuteButCacophonic Lena Marelli.



* PopStarComposer: Paul Williams, who also provides some of the [[NonSingingVoice dubbed singing voices for the kids]].

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* PopStarComposer: Paul Williams, who also provides wound up providing some of the [[NonSingingVoice dubbed singing voices for the kids]].
14th Feb '13 10:05:41 AM Sapphirea
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1976 musical film later adapted for the stage where the entire cast are kids. Very, very loosely based on events in Chicago during prohibition. All weapons used are EdibleAmmunition.

Dandy Dan's gang has a new weapon, the splurge gun. This means the custard pies used as weapons by Fat Sam's gang just won't cut it any more.

During this struggle between rival gangs the title character Bugsy Malone (who is somewhat affiliated with Fat Sam but not an actual member of his gang) meets Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer who's trying to get work at Fat Sam's speakeasy. Unfortunately Fat Sam is too distracted by the "war" with Dandy Dan to give her an audition.

Dandy Dan's gang continue to attack Fat Sam's empire, splurging most of his gang after a tip-off turns out to be a trap. After this catastrophe Fat Sam tells his right hand man (and only remaining gangster) Knuckles that everything must continue as normal, eventually giving Blousey her audition, which she aces. However right before the audition Tallulah (Fat Sam's moll) was flirting with Bugsy; although he rejected her advances, Blousey doesn't know this and gets angry with him.

to:

A 1976 musical film film, later adapted for the stage where stage. The setting is a {{Gangsterland}} in TheRoaringTwenties -- but all the entire cast characters are kids. Very, very loosely based on events in Chicago during prohibition. All played by children, and all the weapons used are EdibleAmmunition.

Dandy Dan's gang has a new weapon, the splurge gun. This means the custard pies used as weapons by their rivals, Fat Sam's gang gang, just won't cut it any more.

During this struggle between rival gangs the title character
more...

Bugsy Malone (who is somewhat affiliated with Fat Sam but not an actual member of his gang) meets Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer who's trying to get work at Fat Sam's speakeasy. Unfortunately Fat Sam is too distracted by the "war" with Dandy Dan to give her an audition.

Dandy Dan's gang continue to attack splurges most of Fat Sam's empire, splurging most of his gang after a tip-off turns out to be a trap. After this catastrophe Fat Sam tells his right hand man (and only remaining gangster) Knuckles that everything must continue as normal, eventually giving Blousey her audition, which she aces. However However, right before the audition Tallulah (Fat Sam's moll) was flirting with Bugsy; although he rejected her advances, Blousey doesn't know this and gets angry with him.



Bugsy and Blousey make up and Bugsy reveals he has enough money for two tickets to Hollywood; however, as he returns the car he borrowed from Sam to the garage, he is mugged, losing the money. Leroy Smith saves him with what Bugsy calls some impressive punching. So, Bugsy takes Leroy to Cagey Joe's gym to see if he can make it as a boxer.

Sam once again enlists Bugsy's aid, offering him $400 this time, but Blousey is not happy to hear of the delay, and hangs up on him and she is angry with herself for thinking that she could trust Bugsy. Bugsy and Leroy then follow Dan's men to Dock 17, where they discover the guns are being stashed. The two of them can't take the place alone, so Bugsy and Leroy find a large group of down-and-out workers who are having their free lunch and Bugsy persuades them to join him.

They steal the guns and make it back to the speakeasy in time to counter the attack by Dan's Gang. Chaos ensues until they are stopped by a chord from Razzamataz the pianist. Everybody has been splurged (except Bugsy and Blousey). The final song is about everyone realising they can be friends.

to:

Bugsy and Blousey make up and Bugsy he reveals he has enough money for two tickets to Hollywood; however, as he returns the car he borrowed from Sam to the garage, he is mugged, losing the money. Leroy Smith saves him with what Bugsy calls some impressive punching. So, Bugsy takes Leroy to Cagey Joe's gym to see if he can make it as a boxer.

Sam once again enlists Bugsy's aid, offering him $400 this time, but Blousey is not happy to hear of the delay, and hangs up on him and she is angry with herself for thinking that she could trust Bugsy. Bugsy and Leroy then follow Dan's men to Dock 17, where they discover the guns are being stashed. The two of them can't take the place alone, so Bugsy and Leroy find a large group of down-and-out workers who are having their free lunch and Bugsy persuades them to join him.

him. They steal the guns and make it back to the speakeasy in time to counter the attack by Dan's Gang. Chaos ensues until they are stopped by a chord from Razzamataz Razzamataz, the pianist. Everybody has been splurged (except Bugsy and Blousey). The Blousey), and the final song is about everyone realising they can be friends.



* AbnormalAmmo: EdibleAmmunition: Custard pies, and splurge guns (which are basically tommy-guns that fire blobs of custard cream)

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* AbnormalAmmo: AbnormalAmmo / EdibleAmmunition: Custard pies, pies and splurge guns (which are basically tommy-guns that fire blobs of custard cream)cream).



* CloudCuckooLander: Looney Burgonzie

to:

* CloudCuckooLander: Looney BurgonzieBurgonzie.



* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:The film climaxes with a shootout/pie fight, which Razmataz interrupts. Then, suddenly, everybody just starts ''singing''. This is especially weird when it's previously been implied that splurge guns are stand-ins for real guns, with Fat Sam breaking down over Knuckles' "death". Although, Knuckles also gets splurged in the shoulder early on with no visible ill effects.]]
* GoshdangItToHeck: Kids film, no swearing, some odd words used
* LighterAndFluffier: Than history. Interestingly this director went on to direct ''TheWall''.
** The story goes that the director was inspired to make this film after refusing to let his son watch ''Film/TheGodfather''. He even throws in a subtle reference to ''Godfather II'' (watch out for two guys carrying a carpet).

to:

* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:The The film climaxes with a shootout/pie fight, which Razmataz Razzmatazz interrupts. Then, suddenly, everybody just starts ''singing''. This is especially weird when it's previously been implied that splurge guns are stand-ins for real guns, with Fat Sam breaking down over Knuckles' "death". Although, Knuckles also gets splurged in the shoulder early on with no visible ill effects.]]
effects.
* GoshdangItToHeck: Kids Since it's a kids film, no swearing, some there's odd words used
used in place of swearing.
* LighterAndFluffier: Than history. Interestingly this history! Interestingly, director Alan Parker went on to direct ''TheWall''.
**
(among other films) the much darker musical ''TheWall''. The story goes that the director Parker was inspired to make this film after refusing to let his son watch ''Film/TheGodfather''. He even throws in a subtle reference to ''Godfather II'' (watch out for two guys carrying a carpet).



* MeetCute: Bugsy and Blousey

to:

* MeetCute: Bugsy and BlouseyBlousey.



* NerfArm: pies are deadly
** Not as deadly as Splurge Guns, though.

to:

* NerfArm: pies Pies are deadly
** Not
deadly -- not as deadly as Splurge Guns, though.



* NonSingingVoice: The kids are lip synching to adult voices. The only time this isn't used is for the CuteButCacophonic Lena Marelli.
* OnlySaneMan: argubly Bugsy

to:

* NonSingingVoice: The kids are lip synching lip-synching to adult voices. The only time this isn't used is for the CuteButCacophonic Lena Marelli.
* OnlySaneMan: argubly BugsyArgubly Bugsy.



* PieInTheFace: result of the above
* PowerOfFriendship: the last song along with:

to:

* PieInTheFace: result EdibleAmmunition-style.
* PopStarComposer: Paul Williams, who also provides some
of the above
[[NonSingingVoice dubbed singing voices for the kids]].
* PowerOfFriendship: Focus of the last song song, along with:



** Bugsy himself
* ThereAreNoAdults: entire cast of children
* VillainSong: "Bad Guys", sung by Fat Sam's gang. (They're closer to AntiHero status, with Dandy Dan's gang being the villains, but Dandy Dan's gang don't sing at all.)

to:

** Bugsy himself
himself.
* ThereAreNoAdults: It's an entire cast of children
children!
* VillainSong: "Bad Guys", sung by Fat Sam's gang. (They're closer to AntiHero status, with Dandy Dan's gang being the villains, but Dandy Dan's gang don't doesn't sing at all.)



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the stage version Shady gives Fat Sam information that will lead his men into a trap, he then collects his money from Dandy Dan only to be killed (splurged) while walking away. Dandy Dan takes back his money commenting he can't stand traitors.

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the stage version Shady gives Fat Sam information that will lead his men into a trap, he then collects his money from Dandy Dan only to be killed (splurged) while walking away. Dandy Dan takes back his money commenting he can't stand traitors.
27th Nov '12 9:44:53 AM 05tele
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted with Tallulah, who gets ''extremely'' [[PieInTheFace Pied In The Face]] at the climax.


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* DeadpanSnarker: Tallulah, even when she's CoveredInGunge:
-->'''Tallulah''': So this is showbiz.


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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Once the pies start flying at the end, not even the cutest chorus girl is safe.
10th Nov '12 2:39:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the stage version Shady gives Fat Sam information that will lead his men into a trap, he then collects his money from Dandy Dan only to be killed (splurged) while walking away. Dandy Dan takes back his money commenting he can't stand traitors.
* SpyFromWeightsAndMeasures: In the stage version, Pop Becker's Bookstore is the front for Fat Sam's speakeasy.

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* CovertGroupWithMundaneFront: In the stage version, Pop Becker's Bookstore is the front for Fat Sam's speakeasy.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the stage version Shady gives Fat Sam information that will lead his men into a trap, he then collects his money from Dandy Dan only to be killed (splurged) while walking away. Dandy Dan takes back his money commenting he can't stand traitors.
* SpyFromWeightsAndMeasures: In the stage version, Pop Becker's Bookstore is the front for Fat Sam's speakeasy.
traitors.
20th Oct '12 2:07:21 AM paulmil
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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the stage version Shady gives Fat Sam information that will lead his men into a trap, he then colects his money from Dandy Dan only to be killed (splurged) while walking away. Dandy Dan takes back his money commenting he can't stand traitors.

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the stage version Shady gives Fat Sam information that will lead his men into a trap, he then colects collects his money from Dandy Dan only to be killed (splurged) while walking away. Dandy Dan takes back his money commenting he can't stand traitors.
20th Oct '12 1:38:49 AM PlatinumSkink
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* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: An interesting take. When things has gone badly for Fat Sam, he attempts to subvert this by acting as normal as possible. The problem is, Fat Sam is usually so very busy. When he suddenly is not busy and takes his time with other things to show that there is no problem it becomes his out-of-character moment. So if someone paid attention to how kind and social Fat Sam suddenly became, they would possibly catch wind of that something was very wrong. Nobody did, though. On the other hand, it did mean Blousey got her job.


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* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: An interesting take. When things has gone badly for Fat Sam, he attempts to subvert this by acting as normal as possible. The problem is, Fat Sam is usually so very busy. When he suddenly is not busy and takes his time with other things to show that there is no problem it becomes his out-of-character moment. So if someone paid attention to how kind and social Fat Sam suddenly became, they would possibly catch wind of that something was very wrong. Nobody did, though. On the other hand, it did mean Blousey got her job.
20th Oct '12 1:38:13 AM PlatinumSkink
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* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: An interesting take. When things has gone badly for Fat Sam, he attempts to subvert this by acting as normal as possible. The problem is, Fat Sam is usually so very busy. When he suddenly is not busy and takes his time with other things to show that there is no problem it becomes his out-of-character moment. So if someone paid attention to how kind and social Fat Sam suddenly became, they would possibly catch wind of that something was very wrong. Nobody did, though. On the other hand, it did mean Blousey got her job.
9th Oct '12 12:11:41 PM hadle
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* AffablyEvil: [[BigBad The main antagonist]], Dandy Dan, is very polite, charming and likeable. Sam, who is on the good side, in much ruder and more aggressive.
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