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Oliver Twist (1982)

The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Mr. Brownlow
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Mrs. Mann
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Nancy
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Monks
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Mrs. Sowerberry
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Mr. Giles
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Mrs. Bedwin
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The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.

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A Compelling New Version of the Great Victorian Classic

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Crime | Drama

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23 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Twist Olivér  »

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In the U.S., this film premiered on the "Hallmark Hall of Fame". See more »

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Mr. Bumble: [Brownlow has told Bumble he intends to bring charges against him for his mistreatment of Oliver and the other orphans] If that's the law, then the law is an ass!
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Version of Boy Called Twist (2004) See more »

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Good Adaptation;Some Strange Casting
29 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is quite an accurate adaptation of the novel,and for the most part,quite satisfying.Curry does a good job,although I always thought of Sikes as a more burly chap.West does what he can as Bumble,but is miscast.Bumble's pride,arrogance,monumental conceit and collosal ignorance are to be matched by a hulking obese brute,masquerading as charity,piety,and responsibility.West comes across as a silly,dotty,and senile clod-he's just not grotesque enough.The muscular Scott lacks the physically frail quality for a proper Fagin-and his attempt to save Nancy at the end is totally out of character.Dickens created a villain-true,persecuted,discriminated against,and the victim of religious and racial bias-but a calculating,vicious,treacherous snake all the same.Everything else being considered,this is quite watchable,entertaing,and captures much of the spirit of the novel.


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