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Oliver Twist 

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director:

Tony Bill

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Monte Merrick
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Fagin
Elijah Wood ... The Artful Dodger
David O'Hara ... Bill Sikes
Alex Trench Alex Trench ... Oliver Twist
Antoine Byrne Antoine Byrne ... Nancy
Olivia Caffrey Olivia Caffrey ... Rose Maylie
Anthony Finigan Anthony Finigan ... Mr. Brownlow (as Anthony Finnegan)
Maria Charles Maria Charles ... Widow Corney
Des Braiden ... Magistrate
Eileen Colgan Eileen Colgan ... Mrs. Bedwin
Eilish Moore Eilish Moore ... Cook
Lisa Dwan Lisa Dwan ... Agnes
Conor Evans Conor Evans ... Chief Constable
A.J. Kennedy A.J. Kennedy ... Police Constable
Jeff O'Toole Jeff O'Toole ... Hugh (as Jeffrey O'Toole)
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Storyline

Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with after escaping from a sweat shop and going to London to find his relatives. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les aventures d'Oliver Twist See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Oliver: If you're good, good things will happen to you.
The Artful Dodger: [sarcastic] Where'd you learn that, the workhouse?
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Connections

Version of Perry Mason: The Case of the Twice Told Twist (1966) See more »

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Worst version EVER of the Dickens Classic
9 March 2003 | by mcquickerSee all my reviews

It was sickening; the story was mutilated, the characters and situations changed and the dialogue invented.

Charles Dickens must have made 1000 revolutions in his grave.

Those who participated in this disaster, should have their SAG membership revoked.

To see Richard Dreyfuss as Fagin was enough to send me running to the vomitory.

Don't watch it. If it comes on TV, switch channels!

McQ


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