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Director:
Writer:
Hugh Wheeler (book)
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Release Date:
31 October 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
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The best Sweeney yet See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Lonny Price 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Wheeler (book)

Produced by
Ellen Krass .... co-executive producer (as Ellen M. Krass)
Iris Merlis .... producer
Chase Mishkin .... executive producer
Morton Swinsky .... co-executive producer (as Mort Swinsky)
Jeff Thorsen .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Gary Bradley 
Jeremy Kasten 
 
Sound Department
James David Redding III .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Tcimpidis .... video controller
 
Music Department
Rob Fisher .... conductor
Stephen Sondheim .... music and lyrics by
Jonathan Tunick .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Cheryl Mergaert .... production accountant (2001)
Christine Murray .... content development
Ben Rimalower .... assistant to director
 

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150 min
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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:
Judge Turpin:You see sir a man infatuate with love, her ardent an eager slave. So fetch the pomade and pumice stone, and lend me a more seductive tone, a sprinkling perhaps of French cologne, but first sir I think... a shave.
Sweeney Todd:The closest I ever gave.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The best Sweeney yet, 25 February 2008
Author: Scott Baldwin (Meven_Stoffat) from Canada

I have seen 3 versions of Sweeney Todd: the 2007 movie by Tim Burton, the 1979 version with Angie Lansbury, and this. I became a fan of Sweeney after seeing the wonderfully amazing 2007 version (I WILL review that), and this was the 2nd Sweeney I've seen, and I've never been disappointed yet except for the atrocious camera work in the 1979 version.

Now you guys already know the plot, so I won't give anything away. But anyways, here's my breakdown of some of the cast: GEORGE HEARN as SWEENEY TODD: Awesome!!!!! He was much better than Johnny Depp... and Depp's my favorite actor (Depp did an amazing job in the movie though, keep in mind). I couldn't believe my eyes and ears. His singing is perfect, and so is his acting! PATTI LuPONE as LANDLADY MRS. LOVETT: The best Mrs. Lovett I've seen. She did an amazing job. Throughout she kept me captivated, and I loved it.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS as TOBEY RAGG: Good performance, especially in "Not While I'm around".

DAVIS GAINES as ANTHONY: Great performance! Especially when he sings "I have sailed the world and seen its wonders...", that's when you know he's awesome from the beginning.

VICTORIA CLARK as the BEGGAR: Great!!!!! I felt like they actually used an actual beggar for her role.

I will leave the rest for you to see, but I was amazed by this Sweeney adaptation. Watch it!

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