Bogus (1996)

Director
Norman Jewison

Main cast
Whoopi Goldberg; Gérard Depardieu; Haley Joel Osment; Ute Lemper; Andrea Martin

Genres
Fantasy, Comedy, Family

Description
Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.


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