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Oliver Twist (I) (1982)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  23 March 1982 (USA)
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The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.

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The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.

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A Compelling New Version of the Great Victorian Classic

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This film was made for and premiered on US television, but it was released theatrically in some overseas territories. See more »

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Bill Sikes: [Fagin has just called Bill a drunk] Don't you call ME names, you dirty Jew!
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One of the better film adaptations of the Dickens novel
20 March 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

This seldom-seen television movie from the early eighties does the best of any adaptation(up to that time)of capturing the dispair and wretchedness of life for the poor in 19th century London. George C. Scott's Fagin is oily and vile, and Tim Curry's Sikes is chillingly psychotic. The sets and photography convey a sense of grim poverty and desolation all but absent from most versions. Dickens wrote a Victorian horror story of abuse, starvation, and isolation, and this film does his grim novel justice.


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