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Twisted (1996)

 -  Drama  -  5 December 1997 (USA)
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A retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist set in a New York City contemporary underground populated by drag queens, drug abuse and prostitution.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Aranha ...
Can Man, a homless man
Keivyn McNeill Grayes ...
Lee, a homeless boy
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Dumb Bitch
Sharlene Brown ...
Woman with Can
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Man Who Kills Can Man
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Eddie, a drug dealer
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Angel, his boyfriend
Billy Porter ...
Shiniqua, Angel's friend
Kelly Coyle ...
Arthur's Girlfriend
Simon Brook ...
Undercover Cop
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Andre, a proprietor
Jean Loup Wolfman ...
Arthur 'Fine Art', a hustler (as Jean Loup)
Rose Baum Senerchia ...
Andre's Mother
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Mrs. Burns, Lee's foster mother
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Willus Burns, her son
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A retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist set in a New York City contemporary underground populated by drag queens, drug abuse and prostitution.

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DEM 781 (Germany) (5 June 1998)

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DEM 781 (Germany) (5 June 1998)
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Twisted was re-discovered by the Museum of Modern Art in 2013, included in their Charles Dickens bicentenary film series and accepted into their permanent film collection. See more »

Quotes

Angel: Can you make me beautiful? I want to be beautiful again.
Shiniqua: Sugar, everybody wants to be beautiful, but only a few of us are born that way.
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A Horrible Mess
7 April 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

The video box said a twist on Oliver Twist amongst the gay underground in NYC. And yes, that's what it is. And it's actually not a bad idea for a film. Unfortunately everything in this terrible film mitigates against success.

The director clearly doesn't know how to tell a story. There's tons of artsy images, flashbacks, bizarre character juxtapositions and the like that impede rather than delineate the story. Next, the screenplay is a preposterous, lumbering rehash of Dickens where underage African American boys show up in gay bars without being carded!!!!!!! Then there's the editing and cinemaphotography. OK, it was a low budget film, but then I've seen low budget films where the images were clear and there was decent lighting.

The only thing the movie has going for it are several pretty good performances. How rich this movie could have been with a better screenplay and a better director.

A reel loser!


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