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Oliver Twist (2005)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 30 September 2005 (USA)
An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

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In the Nineteenth Century, orphan Oliver Twist is sent from the orphanage to a workhouse, where the children are mistreated and barely fed. He moves to the house of an undertaker, but after an unfair severe spank, he starts a seven day runaway to London. He arrives exhausted and starving, and is soon welcomed in a gang of pickpockets lead by the old crook Fagin. When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Mr. Brownlow brings Oliver to his home and shelters him. But Fagin and the dangerous Bill Sykes decide to kidnap Oliver to burglarize Mr. Brownlow's fancy house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images | See all certifications »

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30 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Olivers Tvists  »

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Budget:

€50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,447 (USA) (25 September 2005)

Gross:

$1,987,287 (USA) (16 October 2005)
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In Europe, this film grossed more than five times the amount that it grossed in the U.S., bringing its take to about US$40 million, though it remained a box office flop. See more »

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The shop 'John Lobb - Bootmaker' is one of the shops appearing in the background of London. The story takes place in the late 1830s, but the well- known London boot maker John Lobb wasn't founded until 1866. See more »

Quotes

[final lines]
Fagin: [in tears] Press on! Press on! Press on!
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Version of Oliver Twist (1910) See more »

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Another Great Adaptation of the Classic Charles Dickens Novel
20 November 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the Nineteenth Century, the orphan Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) is sent to a workhouse, where the children are barely fed and mistreated. He moves to the house of an undertaker, but after an unfair severe spank, he starts a seven day runaway to London. He arrives exhausted and starving, and is welcomed by a gang of pickpockets leaded by the old crook Fagin (Ben Kingsley). When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Mr. Brownlow (Edward Hardwick) brings Oliver to his home and shelters him. But Fagin and the dangerous Bill Sykes (Jamie Foreman) decide to kidnap Oliver to burglarize Mr. Brownlow's fancy house. Oliver is wounded, while Mr. Brownlow tries to save Oliver.

Roman Polanski's version of Oliver Twist is another great adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel. The careful production tells the beautiful story using an excellent cast (I did not recognize Ben Kingsley) and the landscapes, scenarios and costumes are amazing. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Oliver Twist"


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