MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,824 this week

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  31 October 2001 (USA)
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 594 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 1 critic

This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber, returns to his hometown in London after escaping ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(book)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7634 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Sep 2011
 
a list of 8494 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 199 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (TV Movie 2001)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (TV Movie 2001) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert.

User Polls

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sweeney Todd (TV Movie 2006)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.

Director: David Moore
Stars: Ray Winstone, Essie Davis, David Warner
Company (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton
The Wedding Dress (TV Movie 2001)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Hannah Pinkham's fiancé writes he's finally shipping home, her mother makes a fairy tale wedding dress, but while she's fitting it the knock on the door is not him, but the dreaded ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Pillsbury
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Margaret Colin, Tyne Daly
The Mesmerist (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

"The Mesmerist" is a twisted black comedy about a doctor who convinces a dying man's family to allow him to put the man in a trance and what happens when he descends into the after-world

Director: Gil Cates Jr.
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Capshaw, Howard Hesseman
Musical | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

It's 1846. Sweeney Todd and Anthony Hope, greeted only by a crazed beggar woman, sail into London, where Todd implies he has been before but not in quite some time. Todd heads to his old ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Hughes
Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal
Not Our Son (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Seattle household secretly cooperates with police in a case that links a family member to widespread arson.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Gerald McRaney, Tom Verica
Stranger in the Family (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) is Steve Thompson, a sixteen-year-old who seemed to have everything going for him: good looks, friends, and ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Teri Garr, Neil Patrick Harris, Randle Mell
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Dracula's Daughter vs. The Space Brains takes the classic tale of the vampire and launches it into space. Two vampire sisters, Marketa and Marya are the stars of a Ballet troupe touring ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Ippolito, Ezekiel Zabrowski
Stars: Aprella, Neil Patrick Harris, Erica Taylor
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical (TV Movie 2001)
Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson story about a doctor who conducts an experiment on himself that results in his bringing out the dark, murderous side of his inner self, "Mr. Hyde".

Director: Don Roy King
Stars: David Hasselhoff, Coleen Sexton, Andrea Rivette
Clara's Heart (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan
Sweeney Todd (1926)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Burlesque made for the Kinematograph Garden Party.

Director: George Dewhurst
Stars: G.A. Baughan
The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Campbell Scott, Joanna Lumley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
Timothy Nolen ...
...
Lisa Vroman ...
...
John Aler ...
Stanford Olsen ...
Edit

Storyline

This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber, returns to his hometown in London after escaping from a prison in Australia with help from a young sailor named Anthony. Now Sweeney Todd, he returns to his home where he and his wife Lucie and daughter Johanna used to live. When he arrives he meets Mrs. Nellie Lovett(Patti Lupone), a lonely woman who owns a down and out pie shop, and discovers that his wife has poisoned herself and the judge that unfairly punished him is responsible and the judge also has his daughter. So then Sweeney plots his revenge on the judge and his accomplice the Beadle and with help from Mrs. Lovett he re-opens his barber shop and vows to give the judge the closest shave he will ever know and give Mrs. Lovett a tasty new ingredient for her homemade meat pies. Written by Thomas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sweeney Todd, a Fleet Street démoni borbélya - koncert  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original Broadway production starring Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou opened at the Uris Theater on February 6, 1979, ran for 557 performances and won the 1979 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book and Score. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sweeney Todd: To seek revenge may lead to Hell,
Mrs. Lovett: But everyone does it if seldom as well...
Sweeney ToddMrs. Lovett: As Sweeney... as Sweeney Todd. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
See more »

Connections

Version of Sweeney Todd (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladies In Their Sensitivities
Performed by John Aler and Timothy Nolen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sweeney Todd in concert
12 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For me, Sweeney Todd is not just Stephen Sondheim's best musical but also one of the greatest musicals full-stop. Of the 1982 production, the 2007 film and this 2001 concert production, it is difficult to say which is my favourite of the three as all three have so many great merits to them. There is not much to fault at all with here, and it does the score and musical justice. The camera work is choppy in places and while Davis Gaines characterises beautifully and gets much better later on- I do think generally that he has a beautiful and rich voice- he starts very off-pitch(not just slight, this is can't hear the music sort of quality), which wasn't pleasant on the ears, he is also too old I agree for Anthony but that wasn't big enough an issue. The costumes and sets are hugely effective to the atmosphere and the lighting is wholly appropriate to the dark, minimalist look to the visuals. The stage direction has the ability to be witty and harrowing, nothing about it came across as dull and distasteful to me, the chorus are directed quite interestingly but not in a way that jars. The orchestral playing is superb throughout, giving the magnificent score its full impact(Epiphany just made me go wow!), while the chorus are well-blended and involved in the drama. George Hearn is a complete revelation as Sweeney, his voice has lost none of the power it had nineteen years earlier, which helps give Epiphany the power it has, and he is both sympathetic and chilling. Patti Lupone's Mrs Lovett compared to Angela Lansbury is broader and played with a straight deadpan approach, which considering it was Lupone playing to her strengths worked, she doesn't have the best voice- like Gaines she has moments where she is pitchy- but still sings with terrific gusto and character. Timothy Nolen's Judge Turpin is creepy and sinister with a very strong voice, thank goodness that Johanna was included because it adds so much to the character and is just hair-raising here and in any production I imagine that includes it. Neil Patrick Harris is very charming and sings with a very pleasant tone as Toby, while the Johanna of Lisa Vroman is a vast improvement over that of her 1982 counterpart(especially in Green Finch and Linnett Bird, a very difficult song to get right), instead of shrill and strident her voice is clear and vibrant. Victoria Clark is also great as the beggar woman. So overall, a terrific concert production of a musical masterpiece. 9/10 Bethany Cox


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Patti Lupone as Mrs. Lovett SGivens228
Beggar Woman's Lullaby TheHighVoltageMessiah
At Last my RIGHT arm is complete again watsonfmly
A Friend of Ours Got This rosalydia
Better Johanna than.... Lukerdog

Contribute to This Page