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Oliver & Company (1988)

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A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

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George Scribner

Writers:

Jim Cox (animation screenplay), Tim Disney (animation screenplay) (as Timothy J. Disney) | 20 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Lawrence ... Oliver (voice)
Billy Joel ... Dodger (voice)
Cheech Marin ... Tito (voice)
Richard Mulligan ... Einstein (voice)
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Francis (voice)
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Rita (voice)
Dom DeLuise ... Fagin (voice)
Taurean Blacque ... Roscoe (voice)
Carl Weintraub ... Desoto (voice)
Robert Loggia ... Sykes (voice)
Natalie Gregory ... Jenny (voice)
William Glover William Glover ... Winston (voice)
Bette Midler ... Georgette (voice)
Frank Welker ... Carlo / Louie the Sausage Vendor / Animal Sounds (voice)
Deborah Gates Deborah Gates ... Additional Voice (voice) (as Debbie Gates)
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Storyline

Inspired by Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist". A homeless kitten named Oliver, roams the streets of New York, where he is taken in by a gang of homeless mutts who survive by stealing from others. During one of these criminal acts, Oliver meets a wealthy young girl named Jenny Foxworth. This meeting will forever change his life. Written by Kelly

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The first Disney movie with attitude.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oliver and the Dodger See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,022,752, 20 November 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$74,151,346
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert De Niro were considered for the role of Dodger. See more »

Goofs

After Tito is "barbecued," he can be seen normal in a long shot. See more »

Quotes

Tito: [pulling out an old wallet] Check it out.
Francis: Oh, shredded leather.
Tito: Shredded wha... What you talkin' about, man? That's a primo wallet, man.
Francis: Rubbish, you mean.
Tito: All right, that does it, Frankie, man! You insulted my pride, and this means death!
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Connections

Version of Oliver Twist (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Should I Worry? (reprise)
Written by Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight
Produced by Phil Ramone
Performed by Billy Joel, Ruth Pointer, Roscoe Lee Browne, Cheech Marin, and Richard Mulligan
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A truly touching and hilarious adaptation of Oliver Twist
13 July 2003 | by cimorene_fantasySee all my reviews

We've seen a musical version of Oliver, even an animated series, but an animated musical with a cast of dogs and kitten called Oliver set in New York, you'd think it would be a disaster. But, thanks to Disney magic, this film is a classic filled with songs that are never forgotten as well as that wonderful combination of comedy and family drama.

When a homeless kitten comes across a street-wise dog with a gift for song and stealing hot dogs, little Oliver finds himself the member of an exclusive gang of thieving dogs. But before he even executes his first crime, he is discovered by a lonely little girl in need of a friend. Chaos soon ensues as Jenny and Oliver get caught up in a kidnapping by the classic evil villain.

It's a fun filled romp to be enjoyed by one and all over and over again.


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