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The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997)

The fictional tale of the murderous nineteenth century barber (Sir Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (... See full summary »

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John Schlesinger

Writers:

Peter Buckman, Peter Shaw (story adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Sweeney Todd
Campbell Scott ... Ben Carlyle
Joanna Lumley ... Mrs. Lovett
Selina Boyack Selina Boyack ... Alice
David Wilmot ... Tom
Sean Flanagan Sean Flanagan ... Charlie (as Séan Ó'Flanagain)
Katharine Schlesinger ... Lucy
John Kavanagh ... Rutledge
Joe Savino ... Chambers
Niall Buggy Niall Buggy ... Vicar
Peter Jeffrey ... Dr. Maxwell
Peter Woodthorpe ... Mannheim
Bosco Hogan ... Head Clerk
Birdy Sweeney Birdy Sweeney ... Elderly Cutter
Des Braiden ... Bald Toothless Man
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The fictional tale of the murderous nineteenth century barber (Sir Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina Boyack) and the dashing inspector (Campbell Scott) who tries to solve the murders are also thrown into the mix. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The Original Serial Killer


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Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'échoppe des horreurs See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The final movie of Peter Jeffrey (Dr. Maxwell). See more »

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An accurate account
4 January 2006 | by nufcdasbeast3See all my reviews

By all accounts this was close to the mark, having read a few books on the subject - this adaptation seemed authentic, ben kingsley's performance was delightful - with joanna lumley as his foil - WOW,campbell scott providing the young deterrent on sweeney's tail, for a TV adaptation this was stellar work !! costumes and sets in which ye olde London were brought to life, making fleet street seem like it was someplace we all knew - i mean you could just imagine jack the ripper popping in for a special royal shave (ha ha )and gore - all top notch, not at all bad for a sky home premier. I'm just about to watch the BBC Ray winstone version, look forward to anybody's thoughts !!


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