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Oliver Twist (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  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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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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Oliver: What happens if you get caught?
The Artful Dodger: Fagin's boys don't get caught.
Thief Boy: Jimmy Peach got himself caught.
Oliver: What happened to him?
The Artful Dodger: He was transported to one of the finest institutions for higher learning in the country.
Thief Boy: Got himself thrown in jail.
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A brave attempt at the classic
26 June 2003 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

There have been better film versions of Dickens' classic novel 'Oliver Twist,' and while this adaptation may not be topping the bill, it is a film to be enjoyed. Richard Dreyfuss gives a brilliant character lead portrayal of Fagin that entertains and delights, and Elijah Wood gives a most endearingly wicked performance of everyone's favorite character the Artful Dodger. I would recommend it to anyone


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