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The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  19 April 1998 (USA)
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The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina ... See full summary »

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Ben Carlyle
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Selina Boyack ...
Alice
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Tom
Sean Flanagan ...
Charlie (as Séan Ó'Flanagain)
Katharine Schlesinger ...
Lucy
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Rutledge
Joe Savino ...
Chambers
Niall Buggy ...
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Peter Jeffrey ...
Dr. Maxwell
Peter Woodthorpe ...
Mannheim
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Head Clerk
Birdy Sweeney ...
Elderly Cutter
Des Braiden ...
Bald Toothless Man
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The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina Boyack) and the dashing inspector (Campbell Scott) who tries to solve the murders are also thrown into the mix. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The final film of 'Peter Jeffrey (I)'. See more »

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By all accounts this was close to the mark, having read a few books on the subject - this adaptation seemed authentic, ben kingsley's performance was delightful - with joanna lumley as his foil - WOW,campbell scott providing the young deterrent on sweeney's tail, for a TV adaptation this was stellar work !! costumes and sets in which ye olde London were brought to life, making fleet street seem like it was someplace we all knew - i mean you could just imagine jack the ripper popping in for a special royal shave (ha ha )and gore - all top notch, not at all bad for a sky home premier. I'm just about to watch the BBC Ray winstone version, look forward to anybody's thoughts !!


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