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16 November 1997 (USA) See more »
Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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"Disney-fied" far too much; decent at best See more (24 total) »


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Richard Dreyfuss ... Fagin

Elijah Wood ... The Artful Dodger

David O'Hara ... Bill Sikes
Alex Trench ... Oliver Twist
Antoine Byrne ... Nancy
Olivia Caffrey ... Rose Maylie
Anthony Finigan ... Mr. Brownlow (as Anthony Finnegan)
Maria Charles ... Widow Corney

Des Braiden ... Magistrate
Eileen Colgan ... Mrs. Bedwin
Eilish Moore ... Cook
Lisa Dwan ... Agnes
Conor Evans ... Chief Constable
A.J. Kennedy ... Police Constable
Jeff O'Toole ... Hugh (as Jeffrey O'Toole)

Ned Dennehy ... Prosecutor
Sean Madden ... Bookseller
Max Reynolds ... Oliver (6 Years)
Ferdia Murphy ... Colin
Alan Devlin ... Doctor
Fiona York ... Lady in Park
Frank Coughlan ... Man in Park
Caitriona Lawlor ... Match Girl
Michael Sheridan ... Hanger On
Don Foley ... Farmer
Ross Callaghan ... Fagin's Gang
Gerard Cannon ... Fagin's Gang (as Gerard Canon)
Eoin Chaney ... Fagin's Gang
Thomas Dalton ... Fagin's Gang
Simon Jewell ... Fagin's Gang
Steven Delaney ... Fagin's Gang
Gavin Dowdall ... Fagin's Gang
Christopher Doyle ... Fagin's Gang
Shane Ebbe ... Fagin's Gang
Stuart Dannell-Foran ... Fagin's Gang (as Stuart Dannell Foran)
Mark Hannigan ... Fagin's Gang
Sam Lambert ... Fagin's Gang
Chris Lawlor ... Fagin's Gang
Kevin MacClaney ... Fagin's Gang
David Flaherty ... Fagin's Gang
Ross O'Leary ... Fagin's Gang
Alan Pentony ... Fagin's Gang
Gary Rafferty ... Fagin's Gang
Ross Scanlon ... Fagin's Gang
Derek Walsh ... Fagin's Gang

Directed by
Tony Bill 
Writing credits
Charles Dickens (novel)

Monte Merrick 

Stephen Sommers  uncredited

Produced by
John Baldecchi .... executive producer
Richard Dreyfuss .... co-producer
Laurence Mark .... executive producer
Steven North .... producer
Morgan O'Sullivan .... co-producer: Ireland
Stephen Sommers .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Van Dyke Parks 
Cinematography by
Bing Sokolsky 
Film Editing by
Axel Hubert 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Production Design by
Keith Wilson 
Art Direction by
James Hambidge 
Set Decoration by
Jim Harkin 
Costume Design by
Joanna Eatwell 
Makeup Department
Bernadette Dooley .... hair stylist
Fiona Hogan .... makeup artist
Ken Jennings .... makeup artist
Nina Kraft .... hair designer: Richard Dreyfuss
Nina Kraft .... makeup artist: Richard Dreyfuss
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup artist: Richard Dreyfuss
Stephen Rose .... hair stylist
Production Management
Brenda K. Kyle .... executive in charge of production
Paul Munn .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seamus Collins .... second assistant director
Bill Kirk .... first assistant director
Hannah Quinn .... third assistant director
Art Department
Cos Egan .... set dresser
Chan Kin .... props
Dave Kinsella .... props
Shane McEnroe .... assistant art director
Irene O'Brien .... art department assistant
Steve Wheeler .... property master
Sound Department
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue supervisor
Alan Lyons .... sound trainee
Alan O'Duffy .... production sound mixer
Barry O'Sullivan .... boom operator
Phillip Seretti .... post-production sound mixer
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound coordinator
Special Effects by
Maurice Foley .... special effects supervisor
Simon P.J. Kelly .... utility stunts
Dimo Lipitkovsky .... stunts (as Dimo Liptkovsky)
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
John Conroy .... assistant camera
John Conroy .... focus puller
Richie Egan .... crane grip
Tim Fleming .... clapper loader
Ivan Strasburg .... additional photographer
Des Whelan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betsy Heimann .... costumes: Richard Dreyfuss and Elijah Wood
Rhona McGuirke .... wardrobe supervisor
Liz Treacy .... wardrobe trainee
Fiona Whelan .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
J.R. Benson .... colorist (digital color correction)
Sandra Grubb .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator
Sherry Whitfield .... music editor
Transportation Department
Paul Kelly .... assistant transportation captain
Other crew
Petra Alexandria .... assistant: Mr. Mark
Peter Conway .... location assistant
Patsy de Lord .... production coordinator
Sile Dorney .... assistant accountant
Keith Foston .... production assistant
Niall Martin .... production assistant
Suzanne McAuley .... accounting assistant
John McKenna .... armorer
Megan Moran .... assistant: Mr. Baldecchi
Poll Moussoulides .... dialogue coach
David Murphy .... location manager
David Orr .... producer asst: John Baldecchi
Jean Skinner .... script supervisor
David Byrne .... assistant: Mr. Bill (uncredited)

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91 min | Argentina:95 min
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The Artful Dodger:What's to happen to the likes of me? Just trying to make a dishonest living for himself.See more »
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Version of Oliver Twist (1922/II)See more »


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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
"Disney-fied" far too much; decent at best, 4 September 2004
Author: Grann-Bach ( from Denmark

Just when you thought Disney had ruined enough classics, they pounce like a predator on the brilliant work of Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, and turns a great story into a cheap family/children's tale. Now, I haven't read the entire book, but I read much of it when I was younger, and what I remember was definitely much better than this cheap, made-for-TV Disney production. They changed the story very much around, and removed some of the more "inappropriate for younger viewers" details, which pretty much ruins the story, and reduces it to an immature retelling of a great Dickens story. The plot is decent, but it's so damn predictable and dull(not to mention different from the original) that only a child or someone with way too much free time and/or patience could enjoy it. The acting is decent at best, with one or two actors obviously trying to transcend the embarrassing level of acting, but failing miserably due to the awfully written material. The script is poorly written. The characters are badly written and often come off as cliché-ish stereotype versions of the people they're portraying. The dialog is poorly written. The humor is juvenile. Overall the film is a very childish and immature production, which I guess is supposed to represent the target audience. I've said it before and I'll say it again; Hollywood, listen up: a children's movie doesn't necessarily have to be a childish movie. There is a difference, and that difference is most commonly known under the term "level of quality". Even for a TV film this is bad. All in all, a decent Disney production, but if you want a good retelling of the story, look elsewhere. Or, even better, read the book. I hear it's excellent, but I can't remember much of it. I recommend this only to children, and only to children who are ignorant of the works of Dickens. Anyone else should avoid; unless, you have absolutely nothing better to do, you have to kill 90 minutes, and there are no good spots left on the walls to stare at. 5/10

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