|Directed by||Norman Jewison|
|Written by||Alvin Sargent|
Haley Joel Osment
|Music by||Marc Shaiman|
|Edited by||Stephen E. Rivkin|
New Regency Productions
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Bogus is a 1996 American fantasy film directed by Norman Jewison, written by Alvin Sargent, and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, and Haley Joel Osment. It features magic tricks with magician Whit Haydn as consultant. It did poorly at the box office and Goldberg was nominated for a Razzie Award for her performance. It was filmed in Canada and New Jersey.
A fantasy, it tells the story of seven-year-old Albert Franklin (Haley Joel Osment), the son of a Las Vegas magician's widowed assistant (Nancy Travis). His mother dies suddenly in a car accident and Albert, who is now an orphan, is sent to New Jersey to live with his mother's foster sister, Harriet (Whoopi Goldberg). The plot revolves around Albert, and his imaginary friend named Bogus (Gérard Depardieu), a French magician, who helps the boy cope with his transition. Gradually Harriet, who can also see Bogus, comes to terms with her new situation as well.
- Whoopi Goldberg as Harriet
- Gérard Depardieu as Bogus
- Haley Osment as Albert Franklin
- Nancy Travis as Lorraine Franklin
- Andrea Martin as Penny
- Denis Mercier as Monsieur Antoine
- Ute Lemper as Babette
- Sheryl Lee Ralph as Ruth Clark
- Al Waxman as School Principal
- Fiona Reid as School Teacher
- Kevin Jackson as Bob Morrison
- Richard Portnow as M. Clay Thrasher
- Stefan Batory as M. Clay Fisher
Bogus opened at #11 in its opening weekend with $1,895,593. The film proved to be a major box office flop as it earned a mere $4,357,406 in the United States from a $30 million budget.
- Bogus (1996) - Box office/business
- Peggy, McGlone (November 1, 2011), "'The Dark Knight Rises': Batman joins Beyonce, Tom Cruise as Brick City royalty", The Star-Ledger, retrieved 2011-11-05
- Weekend Box Office Results for September 6-8, 1996 - Box Office Mojo
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