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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.


Tim Burton


John Logan (screenplay), Hugh Wheeler (musical) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »





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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Three members of the cast went on to portray vampires: Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in Dark Shadows (2012) (another Tim Burton film) and Jamie Campbell Bower portrayed Caius Volturi in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009). See more »


Toward the end of "The Worst Pies in London", Mrs. Lovett's dress slides off her right shoulder ("It looks like it's molting, and tastes like..."). The camera cuts to Todd, then back to Mrs. Lovett ("Well pity a woman alone"), and the dress is back on her shoulder. She bends to put a pie in the oven, and when she stands back up ("Ah sir, times is hard"), the dress is back off her shoulder again. See more »


[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 »


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The Judge's Return
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Johnny Depp & Alan Rickman
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User Reviews

Introducing the new generation Infant Homicides: "Danielle Panabaker & Ed Sanders"
15 September 2008 | by CihanVercanSee all my reviews

2007 has passed with 2 tracer bullet psycho-crime movies; Mr.Brooks and Sweeney Todd, with similar endings:

Miss Jane Brooks(Danielle Panabaker) hunted his father(Kevin Costner) and Little Toby(Ed Sanders) overcame his master(Johnny Depp). We'll look forward to see if producers and directors can make good use of these new generation infant homicides, in future.

Tim Burton is having his leading actor killed for the first time, if we consider Beetle Juice as an immortal superhero. Responsibly, Sweeney Todd dies just after he accidentally killed his beloved wife.

I don't know why, but lately in all psycho movies, all the bloody grim killers turn into mother's pet at the end. Since when? Since Mary Harron's "American Psycho"(which had Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, the man of the dark nights, had become Christopher Nolan's Batman afterward). This way or another, every psychopathic killer is completely bewildered and is repented at the end. Yet before, there was no repentance. For instance, Beetle Juice was never repented, Addams Family were never repented, Reservoir Dogs were never either. Somebody please tell me: Who put this repentance law to psycho movies?

Anyway, Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a musical film-noir from Tim Burton with his original style of bearish and abominable bugs'n beetles movie.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,300,805, 23 December 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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