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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

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The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

John Logan (screenplay), Hugh Wheeler (musical) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Sweeney Todd
Helena Bonham Carter ... Mrs. Lovett
Alan Rickman ... Judge Turpin
Timothy Spall ... Beadle
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Pirelli
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Anthony
Laura Michelle Kelly ... Lucy / Beggar Woman
Jayne Wisener ... Johanna
Ed Sanders ... Toby (as Edward Sanders)
Gracie May Weldon Gracie May Weldon ... Baby Johanna (as Gracie May)
Ava May Ava May ... Baby Johanna
Gabriella Freeman Gabriella Freeman ... Baby Johanna
Jody Halse ... Policeman
Aron Paramor Aron Paramor ... Policeman
Lee Whitlock ... Policeman

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Storyline

In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy swallowed arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself tutor of Johanna. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Helena Bonham Carter is THE BAKER. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The pies, or rather some of them, were actually edible. Some were made of fiber, others were made of rubber. In fact, the pies in the beginning of the film were also edible and, according to Edward Sanders (Toby), even though they looked "gross," they tasted "okay." See more »

Goofs

When Sweeney strops the blade during "Pretty Women", he slides the blade edge first. Razors are stropped with the spine leading, and are never rolled along the edge. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anthony Hope: I have sailed the world, beheld its wonders, from the Dardanelles to the mountains of Peru. But there's no place like London.
Sweeney Todd: No, there's no place like London.
Anthony Hope: [spoken] Mr. Todd?
Sweeney Todd: You are young. Life has been kind to you. You will learn.
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Alternate Versions

The final act in the US version uses different angles than the International version of the film during some extra violent deaths. The different angles focus more Sweeney instead of the immense amounts of blood that can be seen more vividly in the International cut. All in all it only amounts to around 3-5 seconds that are actually different and were needed in order to get the R-Rated in the US. See more »

Connections

Version of Mystery and Imagination: Sweeney Todd (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Finch And Linnet Bird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Jayne Wisener
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Johnny Depp's greatest movie!!
23 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is one of the best musical films ever made and probably the last truly excellent Tim Burton effort in directing. It's a romantic and enthralling vision of the dark perspective about life and death for the poor people controled by the privileged, cruel and envious society. It finds a inspired Johnny Depp in probably his best performance of this century. Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and Timothy Spall compelte this luxury cast, which is one of the most talented one assembled in a musical!


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,300,805, 23 December 2007

Gross USA:

$52,898,073

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,383,627
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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