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Twist (2003)

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A queer "Oliver Twist" update set in the hustler district of modern-day Toronto.

Director:

Jacob Tierney

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Jacob Tierney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Stahl ... Dodge
Gary Farmer ... Fagin
Stephen McHattie ... The Senator
Tygh Runyan ... David
Brigid Tierney ... Betsy
Moti Yona Moti Yona ... Charley
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ... Nancy
Joshua Close ... Oliver
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos ... Noah (as Max McCabe)
Andre Noble Andre Noble ... Adam
James Gilpin James Gilpin ... Aide
Josh Holliday ... Morris
Mike Lobel ... Bully
Michael Ripley Michael Ripley ... John
Caroline Sura Caroline Sura ... Girl
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Storyline

A gay re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist. Updated to current times, moved out of the poor house and onto the streets, the tale is told from the point of Dickens' character, Artful Dodger--now Dodge. The prosaically beautiful Oliver falls into the hands of down-and-out young men. Dodge takes the young man under his wing and instructs him in the unforgiving arts of drug abuse and prostitution. As Oliver's innocence dissolves, both young men confront inner and outer demons and, strangely, it is Dodge who finds he cannot escape his past. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Boys do what boys must!

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing sexual content, drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Goofs

In both scenes of Dodge sitting in the coffee shop with David, the reflection of the boom mic is clearly visible bobbing in and out at the top of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: So, you from Toronto?
Dodge: No.
Oliver: So where're you from?
Dodge: Not-Toronto.
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Connections

Version of Fagin (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

You Strutted and Fretted Across
Written by Jim Guthrie
Performed by Royal City
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Thought provoking, moving, dark yet magnetic
16 September 2003 | by flyboyrobSee all my reviews

You cannot help but get sucked into this film... Beautifully acted, exquisitely filmed. Throughout the film, you want to jump on the screen and rescue Oliver. The audience at the Toronto International Film gasped in unison throughout the film...

A fantastic adaptation of Dickens' masterpiece; who knew that today's Toronto could be as darkly sinister as Dickens' London?


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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Twist See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,887, 23 May 2004

Gross USA:

$47,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,370
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Victorious Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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