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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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Joe Savino ...
Chambers
Niall Buggy ...
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Mannheim
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Birdy Sweeney ...
Elderly Cutter
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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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Version of Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970) See more »

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Very nice movie.
21 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I started watching this one with no hopes that it'd be any good but, for my surprise, I enjoyed this classical story until the end. Acclaimed director John Schlesinger and Campbell Scott had worked together before in "The Innocent". Campbell Scott, by the way, defines his character in very positive way and he does look 'cool'. The costumes and art direction are excellent, especially since this is a TV movie (one of the best TV movies I've ever seen, because I don't usually watch them and, when I do, I usually hate it).

Plus there's beautiful young English actress, Selina Boyack, she is one of the best things about this movie. I'd say she might turn out to be famous some time soon.

And this movie is better than at least 70% or 80% of the movies we see around. If you get the chance, don't miss this one, I promise you that you'll like it.


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