Release date: 1992.
Type: Broadway musical.
Newsies is a 1992 musical drama film directed by choreographer Kenny Ortega in his directorial debut. It is loosely based on the New York City Newsboys Strike of 1899 and features twelve original songs from composers Alan Menken and J.A.C. Redford. It stars Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall and Ann-Margret. The film was an initial box office flop, but later gained a cult following on home video.