When Oliver gets reunited with his grandfather he is being sent to Australia by his grandfather. He gets accompanied by Hannah a girl from Hamburg who is looking for her brother, Will Grady...
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This stunning adaptation of Dickens' classic tale was captured live from the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End. Although Great Expectations has been adapted for film on two separate ... See full summary »
Nicholas Nickleby is an impoverished young man making his way in life in the cruel and unjust world of early Victorian England. His good looks, kind heart and gentlemanly manner are fine ... See full summary »
When Oliver gets reunited with his grandfather he is being sent to Australia by his grandfather. He gets accompanied by Hannah a girl from Hamburg who is looking for her brother, Will Grady. When Hannah discovers that the captain wants to frame Dodger and Will for a crime he is planning to commit, she and Oliver make a plan to help Dodger and Will escape. When they arrive in Sydney everything isn't what it looks to be. Oliver gets arrested by the local police sergeant and Hannah has to go to a poor house because her brother never arrived in Sydney. Oliver however escapes and with the help of Dodger he rescues Hannah, but the adventure has just begun. Written by
Remko de Keijzer
Ok, don't get me wrong, Barron Entertainment is not a bad company. Shows like 'Ship to Shore' and 'Chuck Jones' are reasonable, though not great to watch, good for school holiday viewing. I'm a huge fan of Oliver Twist though, so I saw this once for the sake of seeing it, and it's bad. The acting is terrible all around, and it has plot holes and absolutely no relevance to the original book at all aside from character names. I don't have a lot else to say on it - I switched the channel halfway through, out of fear that if the wind changed I might have a permanent grimace. All I can say is, don't bother. You'll only end up wanting that half an hour of your life back so you can watch something decent that's Oliver Twist related, like the musical or the 1948 movie. I never thought I'd see a worse version than the 1999 BBC series, but this takes the cake.
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