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Oliver Twist 

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director:

Tony Bill

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Monte Merrick
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Fagin
Elijah Wood ... The Artful Dodger
David O'Hara ... Bill Sikes
Alex Trench Alex Trench ... Oliver Twist
Antoine Byrne Antoine Byrne ... Nancy
Olivia Caffrey Olivia Caffrey ... Rose Maylie
Anthony Finigan Anthony Finigan ... Mr. Brownlow (as Anthony Finnegan)
Maria Charles Maria Charles ... Widow Corney
Des Braiden ... Magistrate
Eileen Colgan Eileen Colgan ... Mrs. Bedwin
Eilish Moore Eilish Moore ... Cook
Lisa Dwan Lisa Dwan ... Agnes
Conor Evans Conor Evans ... Chief Constable
A.J. Kennedy A.J. Kennedy ... Police Constable
Jeff O'Toole Jeff O'Toole ... Hugh (as Jeffrey O'Toole)
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Storyline

Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with after escaping from a sweat shop and going to London to find his relatives. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les aventures d'Oliver Twist See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Oliver: Dodger, it's not a game anymore.
The Artful Dodger: [sadly] It never was a game, mate. You just thought it was.
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Version of Oliver Twist (1912) See more »

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Consider Yourself . . . lucky if you missed this one.
20 March 2001 | by thomandybishSee all my reviews

The reference to the song from the musical version of Charles Dickens' classic is not gratuitous, because this Disney version owes as much to the film version of OLIVER! as it does to the novel. Maybe more, because very little of the novel's depiction of crippling poverty and horrific child abuse remains. Too much sugar coats these reprehensible characters and situations. Fagin is softened to some sort of gruff but lovable foster father, and Nancy is enobled as a hooker-with-a-heart of gold, not a pathetic, physically and mentally battered wretch. One would expect such a treatment from Disney, but the trivialization of poverty, child abuse, and crime does not do the story Dickens intended justice.


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