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Hugh Wheeler (book)
Christopher Bond (based upon the play by)
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Release Date:
12 September 1982 (USA) See more »
Sweeney Todd returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting Mrs. Lovett, and begins to start his life of crime. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Angela Lansbury ... Nellie Lovett

George Hearn ... Sweeney Todd
Cris Groenendaal ... Anthony Hope
Sara Woods ... Beggar Woman

Edmund Lyndeck ... Judge Turpin
Calvin Remsberg ... The Beadle
Betsy Joslyn ... Johanna

Sal Mistretta ... Pirelli
Spain Logue ... Birdseller
Walter Charles ... Passerby
Michael Kalinyen ... Jonas Fogg
Roy Gioconda ... Company
Skip Harris ... Company
Duane Morris ... Company
Patricia Parker ... Company
Meredith Rawlins ... Company
Stuart Redfield ... Company
Candace Rogers ... Company
Dee Etta Rowe ... Company
Carrie Solomon ... Company
Melanie Vaughan ... Company
Joseph Warner ... Company
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Jennings ... Tobias Ragg (as Ken Jennings)
Joe Boots ... Pie (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Hughes (television)
Harold Prince (stage play)
Writing credits
Hugh Wheeler (book by)

Christopher Bond (based upon the play by)

Produced by
Richard Barr .... original version
Bonnie Burns .... producer
Robert Fryer .... original version
Mary Lea Johnson .... original version
Archer King .... executive producer
Ellen M. Krass .... executive producer
Phyllis J. Nelson .... associate producer
Martin Richards .... original version
Charles Woodward .... original version
Original Music by
Stephen Sondheim 
Cinematography by
Bill Klages 
Film Editing by
Jimmy B. Frazier 
Ken Laski 
Production Design by
Eugene Lee 
Costume Design by
Franne Lee 
Makeup Department
Christy Ann Newquist .... makeup: for television (as Christy Newquist)
Sheryl Ptak .... makeup: for television (as Sheryl Leigh Shulman)
Lyndell Quiyou .... wig designer
Gloria Rivera .... hair stylist
Production Management
Frank Hartenstein .... production stage manager
William Kirk .... assistant stage manager
Patrick O'Leary .... stage manager
James Rich Jr. .... executive in charge of production
Peter J. Taylor .... assistant stage manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sandra Pearson .... associate director
Sound Department
Jerry Clemans .... post production audio
Doug Nelson .... audio
Camera and Electrical Department
Lew Adams .... camera
Ken Billington .... lighting designer: for the stage
Dave Hilmer .... camera
Mike Keeler .... camera
Bob Keys .... camera
Bill Klages .... lighting designer: for television
Neal Nagata .... videotape operator
Wayne Orr .... camera
Mark Sanford .... video
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Green .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Jimmy B. Frazier .... technical director
Music Department
Jim Coleman .... conductor
Paul Gemignani .... musical director
Randy Mauldin .... associate conductor
Mickey Nadel .... orchestra personnel manager
Haim Shtrum .... concert master
Stephen Sondheim .... music and lyrics by
Jonathan Tunick .... orchestrations
Other crew
Toby Beckwith .... assistant company manager
Ann Cohen .... assistant to the executive producers
Joanne Fish .... assistant to the director
Larry Fuller .... choreographer
Richard King .... production coordinator
Bruce Malter .... production coordinator
Dean Manos .... in association with
Judy Manos .... in association with
Lyn McDowell .... production assistant
Johanna Pool .... company manager
Michelle Roberts .... assistant to the producers

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140 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Canada:14A | UK:12

Did You Know?

Though Angela Lansbury won the 1979 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Mrs. Lovett on Broadway, this production is the national tour, filmed while in Los Angeles.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: The Beggar Woman's mouth does not quite move in time with her final verses in "Johanna" (Act II).See more »
[first lines]
Man:[singing] Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. His skin was pale and his eye was odd. He shaved the faces of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard of again. He trod a path that few have trod, Did Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The only SWEENEY TODD to watch, 15 May 2004
Author: bekayess from Orlando, FL

Though the video technology may be dated, this classic musical play, now on DVD, is the best version of Sondheim's most important and polished work on Broadway. If you've never seen SWEENEY TODD, then you must buy this DVD. I saw this production in November 1980 at Kennedy Center in Washington--and fell in love with a pre-"Murder She Wrote" Angela Lansbury. Subsequently, I tried to find any and all of her work, among them: MOVIES: "The Harvey Girls," "The Picture of Dorian Gray," "Manchurian Candidate"; CDs: "Mame," "Dear World," and "Gypsy"; and many more. The rest of the cast is flawless, too. All in all, this wonderful DVD gives us the definitive version of Sondheim's opera!

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