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Release Date:
16 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Nice adaptation of the world-famous book well made by Tony Bill See more (24 total) »

Cast

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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
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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
 
Stunts
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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Quotes:
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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Version of "Olivia Twist" (2002)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Nice adaptation of the world-famous book well made by Tony Bill, 20 October 2008
Author: ma-cortes

Homeless little boy Oliver(Trench)abandoned into orphanage and during one meal he pleads: 'Please, Sir I want some more'. He's mistreated and the abused orphan escapes and befriends Artful Dodger(a scoundrel Elijah Wood) a roguish pickpocket. Dodger introduces him into a band of youthful thieves commanded by Fagin(Richard Dreyfuss, also producer) in debt to the cruel Sikes(David O'Hara). Then the young boy is forced into a life of thievery until his rescue by a good and kindly maid.

This is one of at least ten versions of the world-known novel, being an entertaining adaptation from Charles Dickens classic. Cool performance by Richard Dreyfuss as the great manipulator Fagin, though Elijah Wood at the height of his stardom, steals the show. It's made in a television style and shot in Ireland.The motion picture is professionally directed by Tony Bill, usual actor and occasionally director of cinema and TV films.

Anothers renditions about this popular story are the following : The silent version with Jackie Coogan and Lon Chaney; 1948 the classic film by David Lean with John Howard(Oliver), Anthony Newley(Dodger),Alec Guinness(Fagin),Sikes(Robert Newton); musical and oscarized 1968 version by Carol Reed with Mark Lester(Oliver), Jack Wild(Dodger),Ron Moody(Faguin),Oliver Reed(Sikes) and finally recent and lush version by Roman Polanski with Ben Kingsley(Fagin).

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