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Oliver Twist (2005)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 30 September 2005 (USA)
An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Oliver Twist
... Mr. Bumble
... Mr. Limbkins
... Unkind Board Member
... Parson / Man with a Punch
Andy de la Tour ... Workhouse Master
Filip Hes ... Workhouse Boy
Andreas Papadopoulos ... Workhouse Boy
Laurie Athey ... Workhouse Boy
... Hungry Boy
... Dining Hall Master
Andy Linden ... Mr. Gamfield - the Chimney Sweep
... 1st Magistrate
Tony Noble ... 2nd Magistrate
... Mr. Sowerberry
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Storyline

In the Nineteenth Century, orphan Oliver Twist is sent from the orphanage to a workhouse, where the children are mistreated and barely fed. He moves to the house of an undertaker, but after an unfair severe spank, he starts a seven day runaway to London. He arrives exhausted and starving, and is soon welcomed in a gang of pickpockets lead by the old crook Fagin. When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Mr. Brownlow brings Oliver to his home and shelters him. But Fagin and the dangerous Bill Sykes decide to kidnap Oliver to burglarize Mr. Brownlow's fancy house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images | See all certifications »

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30 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CZK 322,085 (Czech Republic), 29 September 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,447, 25 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,987,287, 16 October 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,500,000
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2.35 : 1
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The Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist has many more characters and subplots than can be fit into a just-over-2-hours film. This version narrows down and streamlines the story to focus on Oliver Twist, Mr. Brownlow, Fagin, Bill Sikes, Nancy, and the Artful Dodger. The novel's other characters Mr. Bumble, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Corney, Noah Claypole, Charlotte, Mr. Monks, the Maylie family, the Fleming family, and the Leeford family, are all either relegated to brief cameo roles or omitted entirely from the story. See more »

Goofs

The shop "John Lobb - Bootmaker" is visible in the background in London. The story takes place in the late 1830s, but the well- known London boot maker John Lobb wasn't founded until 1866. See more »

Quotes

Bill Sykes: [under his breath, about Nancy] There ain't a stauncher-hearted gal going, or I'd have cut her throat three months ago.
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Connections

Version of Oliver Twink (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Newry Town
Performed by Jumbo Brightwell
Courtesy of Topic Records
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Tribute to Dickens by Polanskii
15 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Awesome movie. I am sure, people of all ages enjoyed the movie. Brilliant direction (well, it's Polanski, so there will be no mess), cinematography, acting and film-editing. But to me, the surprise was Ben Kingsley as Fagin. Man, what a stellar role he played in the movie. I can't forget it. He definitely should have been nominated for Osacr in Best Supporting actor role. Never felt the movie was 2hrs (+), as the movie drooled in an artistic yet visualistic way, as Dickens had written this masterpiece. I hope Dickens would have been surely happy (had he been alive; lol) to watch this movie. Great piece of work Polanski, I am a real fan of yours.


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