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Oliver Twist (1997)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Family  |  16 November 1997 (USA)
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Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young ... See full summary »

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Antoine Byrne ...
Olivia Caffrey ...
Anthony Finigan ...
Mr. Brownlow (as Anthony Finnegan)
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Eilish Moore ...
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Jeff O'Toole ...
Hugh (as Jeffrey O'Toole)
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Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with after escaping from a sweat shop and going to London to find his relatives. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Fagin: We like our peace and quiet here.
Bill Sikes: [kicks open the door and storms in]
Fagin: No need to knock so courteously Bill; you're among friends here.
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Consider Yourself . . . lucky if you missed this one.
20 March 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

The reference to the song from the musical version of Charles Dickens' classic is not gratuitous, because this Disney version owes as much to the film version of OLIVER! as it does to the novel. Maybe more, because very little of the novel's depiction of crippling poverty and horrific child abuse remains. Too much sugar coats these reprehensible characters and situations. Fagin is softened to some sort of gruff but lovable foster father, and Nancy is enobled as a hooker-with-a-heart of gold, not a pathetic, physically and mentally battered wretch. One would expect such a treatment from Disney, but the trivialization of poverty, child abuse, and crime does not do the story Dickens intended justice.


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