6.8/10
73
1 user

Lost in London (1985)

Facing his parent's (Lynne Moody, Ben Vereen) impending divorce and emotional upheaval, a young boy (Emmanuel Lewis) runs away and joins a gang of London street urchins who live by their wits, begging, and thievery.

Writer:

Ronald Rubin
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Webster (1983–1989)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter, and life lessons, in every episode.

Stars: Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, Susan Clark
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The world of pre-school youngsters is explored through songs and skits.

Director: Sterling Johnson
Stars: John Ritter, Shelley Duvall, Ruth Gordon
Lost in London II (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Lost in London is the hilarious tale of Okon and Bona, young students who get selected for an exchange program in London. They attempt to earn some pounds before returning to Nigeria and ... See full summary »

Director: Sunkanmi Adebayo
Stars: Ella Bates, Peter Coe, Alexx Ekubo
Lost in London I (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Within the course of one night, Woody Harrelson finds himself in a misadventure in London that winds him up in jail.

Director: Woody Harrelson
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuel Lewis ... Davey Williams
Lynne Moody ... Janet Williams
Ben Vereen ... Paul Williams
Freddie Jones ... Leo Porter
Basil Hoskins Basil Hoskins ... Arnold Pierce-Jones
Courtney Roper-Knight Courtney Roper-Knight ... Sean
Bobby Collins Bobby Collins ... Harry
Horace Oliver Horace Oliver ... Barney
Amber-Jane Raab Amber-Jane Raab ... Heather
Michelle Welch Michelle Welch ... Nancy
Wayne Goddard Wayne Goddard ... Derek
Peter Hughes Peter Hughes ... Inspector Wellen
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ... Dawn
Michael Robbins ... Bill
Linda Regan ... Rosey
Edit

Storyline

Facing his parent's (Lynne Moody, Ben Vereen) impending divorce and emotional upheaval, a young boy (Emmanuel Lewis) runs away and joins a gang of London street urchins who live by their wits, begging, and thievery.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pikku kulkuri See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Emmanuel Lewis was actually fourteen years old during filming, portraying an eight year old boy. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Basically a modern-day "Oliver Twist".
23 August 2005 | by Clint FordSee all my reviews

This is just, really, a retelling of "Oliver Twist", with the character's names (and some of the storyline) changed. A young boy without parents has to rely on the seedier element to survive.

There are many of the same characters from Oliver Twist (Fagin, Mr. Sykes, The Artful Dodger) in this story, but with their own twists (and new names). Emmanuel Lewis portrayed the Davey Williams (Oliver) character at the height of his "Webster" popularity, and his adorable "little boy in trouble" routine shone through quite well.

This movie is to Oliver Twist what "Roxanne" was to "Cyrano de Bergerac". It's an updated, twisted retelling of a classic story. Sufficiently well-acted, I would enjoy seeing this made-for-TV film again... but I'm not dying to add it to my personal collection.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed