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Oliver Twist (1982)

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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Michael Hordern, George C. Scott and Tim Curry have something in common. They would all play Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character in another Charles Dickens timeless classic, "A Christmas Carol". Hordern would also play Jacob Marley in two productions of "A Christmas Carol". See more »

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Oliver Twist: [holding out his empty bowl] Please sir, I want some more.
Mr. Bumble: [in disbelief] He wants some more!
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Version of The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist (1980) See more »

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Good Adaptation;Some Strange Casting
29 November 2000 | by (Cleveland,Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is quite an accurate adaptation of the novel,and for the most part,quite satisfying.Curry does a good job,although I always thought of Sikes as a more burly chap.West does what he can as Bumble,but is miscast.Bumble's pride,arrogance,monumental conceit and collosal ignorance are to be matched by a hulking obese brute,masquerading as charity,piety,and responsibility.West comes across as a silly,dotty,and senile clod-he's just not grotesque enough.The muscular Scott lacks the physically frail quality for a proper Fagin-and his attempt to save Nancy at the end is totally out of character.Dickens created a villain-true,persecuted,discriminated against,and the victim of religious and racial bias-but a calculating,vicious,treacherous snake all the same.Everything else being considered,this is quite watchable,entertaing,and captures much of the spirit of the novel.


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