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Newsies | 1992 | PG | - 1.1.0

Based on the 1899 newsboys' strike in New York City, the film touches on the subjects of child labor and unionism.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - None. There is an innocent romance between the lead character and the sister of his best friend that ends in a rather passionate (for Disney) kiss. Ann-Margaret is a sexy vaudeville singer, but seems more garish than sensual.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A couple of fist fights, Disney-style: No gore.


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LANGUAGE 0 - None.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Working conditions for minors at the turn of the century, unionism, strikes.

MESSAGE - You should stand up for your rights and if you band together you can fight even a bigger power.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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