Oliver Twist

Genre:  Drama, Family
Running Time:  130 min.
Release Date: September 23, 2005 (limited)
DVD: January 24, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 4.29
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Cast: Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Jamie Foreman, Leanne Rowe, Edward Hardwicke, Harry Eden, Mark Strong


A re-imagining of Charles Dickens' classic story of a young orphan boy who gets involved with a gang of pickpockets in 19th Century London.

Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) is forced to live in a workhouse lorded over by the awful Mr. Bumble, who cheats the boys of their meager rations. Desperate yet determined, Oliver makes his escape to the streets of London. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the sinister Fagin (Sir Ben Kingsley) -- the mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets.

Oliver's rescue by the kindly Mr. Brownlow is only the beginning of a series of adventures that lead him to the promise of a better life.

Director: Roman Polanski
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Roman Polanski, Alain Sarde, Robert Benmussa
Screenplay: Ronald Harwood
Official Site: www.sonypictures.com/movies/olivertwist/

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  • 5 stars "awesome and very moving"