Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (TV Movie 2001) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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.

  • A filming of a live stage performance. When Sweeney Todd (an alias) returns after a escaping from an Australian prison, he is told that his wife has died and his daughter has been raised by the judge who framed him. Mad with grief, he vows to rescue his daughter and take revenge upon the judge who took away his love. Opening up a barber shop, he plots to kill the judge when he comes for a shave. In the meantime, he murders his customers as they sit in his chair. Sweeney's new friend Mrs. Lovett, who just happens to own a meat pie shop downstairs, has thought of a perfect way to dispose of the evidence.


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