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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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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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30 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oliver Tvist  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The set was so huge that Roman Polanski rode around it on a motorized scooter. See more »

Goofs

Flipped shot: At 46:55, after Oliver is punched in the face while running from the crowd, the lettering on a hand held sign ('ELECTION') is backwards. See more »

Quotes

Artful Dodger: I suppose you've been walkin so long on the beak's order?
Oliver Twist: What's that?
Artful Dodger: Don't you know what a beak is?
Oliver Twist: It's a bird's mouth isn't it?
Artful Dodger: [laughs] You are green. A beak's a magistrate, where have you been all your life?
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Connections

Version of Oliver Twist (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Newry Town
Performed by Jumbo Brightwell
Courtesy of Topic Records
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An excellent movie
24 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Oliver Twist in Roman Polanski's version has many similarities with the earlier Oliver! version, despite to fact that more than 20 years have passed between these versions. Even the actors who play Fagin and Skyse look the same. I think however that this movie is even better, because, since it's not a musical, the plot does not stop for songs and it flows more smoothly. Moreover, this movie of course also follows the book more closely.

Why did I find it to be excellent? Because the acting, the settings, the costumes and everything else were excellent. Oliver and all the children play amazingly well, Fagin (an unrecognizable Ben Kinglsey_ and Sykes play their wickedness perfectly and their characters are very convincing. Even the dog is very convincing! Add to the acting the coherent script and the three dimensional characters, the romantic goodbye scene in jail between Oliver and Fagin, and one could definitely say that the film contains all the elements of a sensitive and well made movie.


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