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Oliver & Company (1988)

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A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oliver (voice) (as Joey Lawrence)
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Dodger (voice)
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Tito (voice)
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Einstein (voice)
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Francis (voice)
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Rita (voice)
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Fagin (voice)
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Roscoe (voice)
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Desoto (voice)
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Sykes (voice)
Natalie Gregory ...
Jenny (voice)
William Glover ...
Winston (voice)
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Georgette (voice)
Deborah Gates ...
Additional Voice (voice) (as Debbie Gates)
Charles Bartlett ...
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Storyline

Inspired by Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist". A homeless kitten named Oliver, roams the streets of New York, where he is taken in by a gang of homeless mutts who survive by stealing from others. During one of these criminal acts, Oliver meets a wealthy young girl named Jenny Foxworth. This meeting will forever change his life. Written by Kelly

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The first Disney movie with attitude.


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18 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Oliver and the Dodger  »

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$73,450,885 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Why Should I Worry?" was later used as the theme song of a Disney TV series starring Joseph Lawrence, who voiced Oliver in this film. See more »

Goofs

The chair that Jenny is tied to disappears as she falls off the hook and slides down the chute. See more »

Quotes

Rita: Cool it, you guys. It's just a cat.
Tito: Mi madre, un gato!
Francis: Felis domesticus!
Rita: How did you find this place, cat?
Oliver: I-I was following this dog.
Tito: He's lying! He's lying! He's lying!...
Rita: [Kicks Tito] Stop it, Tito.
Francis: And why would a cat follow a dog?
Einstein: Yeah!
Oliver: I just wanted some of the hot dogs I helped him get.
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Connections

References The AristoCats (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Once Upon a Time in New York City
Music by Barry Mann
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Produced by Stewart Levine
Performed by Huey Lewis
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Charming,Funny,Musical, and Thrilling

Inspired by the timeless Charles Dickens novel , "Oliver Twist" , Oliver & Company is the thrilling animated classic full of action , friendship , courage , and heart that starts when Oliver , the orphaned kitten , is befriended by Dodger , the cool dog from a New York pack of pickpocket pooches. Soon , Oliver is lovingly adopted by Jenny , a lonely little rich girl , until tough-guy Sykes and his Doberman sidekicks , Desoto and Roscoe , try to keep Jenny and Oliver apart. Now it's up to Oliver, Dodger , and all his colorful , street-smart canine pals to outwit the villains and rescue the girl in an electrifying chase that will leave you breathless!Filled with laughter , loyalty , and great music by Billy Joel , Huey Lewis , and Bette Midler. Oliver and Company is family fun you'll love watching over and over again!

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