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Oliver Twist (2005)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 30 September 2005 (USA)
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An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Ronald Harwood (screenplay)
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barney Clark ... Oliver Twist
Jeremy Swift ... Mr. Bumble
Ian McNeice ... Mr. Limbkins
Richard Durden ... Unkind Board Member
Timothy Bateson ... Parson / Man with a Punch
Andy de la Tour ... Workhouse Master
Filip Hes Filip Hes ... Workhouse Boy
Andreas Papadopoulos Andreas Papadopoulos ... Workhouse Boy
Laurie Athey Laurie Athey ... Workhouse Boy
Joseph Tremain ... Hungry Boy
Peter Copley ... Dining Hall Master
Andy Linden Andy Linden ... Mr. Gamfield - the Chimney Sweep
John Nettleton ... 1st Magistrate
Tony Noble Tony Noble ... 2nd Magistrate
Michael Heath ... Mr. Sowerberry
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Storyline

In the Nineteenth Century, orphan Oliver Twist is sent from the orphanage to a workhouse, where the children are mistreated and barely fed. He moves to the house of an undertaker, but after an unfair severe spank, he starts a seven day runaway to London. He arrives exhausted and starving, and is soon welcomed in a gang of pickpockets lead by the old crook Fagin. When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Mr. Brownlow brings Oliver to his home and shelters him. But Fagin and the dangerous Bill Sykes decide to kidnap Oliver to burglarize Mr. Brownlow's fancy house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | UK | Czech Republic

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oliver Tvist See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,447, 25 September 2005

Gross USA:

$1,987,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,500,000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Hardwicke replaced Frank Finlay. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver runs away from Mr. Sowerberry's house to London, his shoes keep changing between shots. He is shown wearing shoes both with and without laces. When he sits and has his meal under the cart in the rain, his shoes do not have laces. Immediately after that, the shoes have laces. See more »

Quotes

Fagin: A terrible thing, Oliver... hangin'. The dawn... the noose, the gallows, the drop! You don't even have to be guilty, they'll hang you for anything these days, that's because they're so very fond of hangin'!
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Alternate Versions

SPOILER: Footage of the beating of Nancy from Bill was cut in the UK to obtain a "PG" rating. See more »

Connections

Version of Oliver Twist (1910) See more »

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Newry Town
Performed by Jumbo Brightwell
Courtesy of Topic Records
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Another Great Adaptation of the Classic Charles Dickens Novel
20 November 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Nineteenth Century, the orphan Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) is sent to a workhouse, where the children are barely fed and mistreated. He moves to the house of an undertaker, but after an unfair severe spank, he starts a seven day runaway to London. He arrives exhausted and starving, and is welcomed by a gang of pickpockets leaded by the old crook Fagin (Ben Kingsley). When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Mr. Brownlow (Edward Hardwick) brings Oliver to his home and shelters him. But Fagin and the dangerous Bill Sykes (Jamie Foreman) decide to kidnap Oliver to burglarize Mr. Brownlow's fancy house. Oliver is wounded, while Mr. Brownlow tries to save Oliver.

Roman Polanski's version of Oliver Twist is another great adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel. The careful production tells the beautiful story using an excellent cast (I did not recognize Ben Kingsley) and the landscapes, scenarios and costumes are amazing. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Oliver Twist"


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