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Boy Called Twist (2004)

Boy Called Twist is the harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Greene

Writers:

Tim Greene (screenplay), Charles Dickens (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jarrid Geduld ... Twist
Lesley Fong Lesley Fong ... Fagin
Bart Fouche ... Bill Sykes
Bill Curry Bill Curry ... Ebrahim Bassedien
Kim Engelbrecht ... Nancy
Goliath Davids Goliath Davids ... Bedel
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Mrs. Corlett
Tertius Swanepoel Tertius Swanepoel ... Dodger
Ndyebo Mgaga Ndyebo Mgaga ... Charley Bates (as Ndyebo Mhaga)
Christo Davids Christo Davids ... Noah
Peter Butler ... Monks
Johan Malherbe ... Brakwater
Trix Pienaar Trix Pienaar ... Mrs. Brakwater
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Abrahams Ivan Abrahams ... Boese
Merlin Balie Merlin Balie ... Chester
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Boy Called Twist is the harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's gang of street urchins. With a gritty honesty steeped in its vibrant characters, Boy called Twist superbly captures the contemporary equivalents of Dickens' seedy individuals as it shadows the timeless tale in its own inimitable style. Written by Tim Greene

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The Story of a Cape Town street-kid, based on Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist

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Great Movie
14 November 2007 | by sacyayareaSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved that movie. I understand that it was a make of Oliver Twist (which I have never seen) Although when I watch movies I don't compare, why sit there and say it's nothing like Oliver Twist, It's not supposed to be. It's a different movie, well produced, and very moving. As soon as I turned on the movie I was hooked didn't get up once. I love the fact that they show people how it is for children, I mean that is real, Africa is no joke. Tons of Children either die by the age of five or are orphans by the age of 5. So sad but so true. Jarrid did a beautiful job and he is the cutest little boy ever! GOOD JOB EVERYONE THE MOVIE WAS A HIT


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chłopiec zwany Twistem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ZAR2,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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