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Lost in London (1985)

Facing his parent's (Lynne Moody, Ben Vereen) impending divorce and emotional upheaval, a young boy (Emmanuel Lewis) runs away and joins a gang of London street urchins who live by their wits, begging, and thievery.

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Ronald Rubin
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Emmanuel Lewis ... Davey Williams
Lynne Moody ... Janet Williams
Ben Vereen ... Paul Williams
Freddie Jones ... Leo Porter
Basil Hoskins Basil Hoskins ... Arnold Pierce-Jones
Courtney Roper-Knight Courtney Roper-Knight ... Sean
Bobby Collins Bobby Collins ... Harry
Horace Oliver Horace Oliver ... Barney
Amber-Jane Raab Amber-Jane Raab ... Heather
Michelle Welch Michelle Welch ... Nancy
Wayne Goddard Wayne Goddard ... Derek
Peter Hughes Peter Hughes ... Inspector Wellen
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ... Dawn
Michael Robbins ... Bill
Linda Regan ... Rosey
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Facing his parent's (Lynne Moody, Ben Vereen) impending divorce and emotional upheaval, a young boy (Emmanuel Lewis) runs away and joins a gang of London street urchins who live by their wits, begging, and thievery.

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Emmanuel Lewis was actually fourteen years old during filming, portraying an eight year old boy. See more »

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Basically a modern-day "Oliver Twist".
23 August 2005 | by Clint FordSee all my reviews

This is just, really, a retelling of "Oliver Twist", with the character's names (and some of the storyline) changed. A young boy without parents has to rely on the seedier element to survive.

There are many of the same characters from Oliver Twist (Fagin, Mr. Sykes, The Artful Dodger) in this story, but with their own twists (and new names). Emmanuel Lewis portrayed the Davey Williams (Oliver) character at the height of his "Webster" popularity, and his adorable "little boy in trouble" routine shone through quite well.

This movie is to Oliver Twist what "Roxanne" was to "Cyrano de Bergerac". It's an updated, twisted retelling of a classic story. Sufficiently well-acted, I would enjoy seeing this made-for-TV film again... but I'm not dying to add it to my personal collection.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perdido en Londres See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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