Oliver Twist (I) (1982)

TV Movie   |    |  Crime, Drama

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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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  • "Oliver Twist" Tim Curry 1982 / CBS
  • 'Oliver Twist" Tim Curry 1982 / CBS
  • "Oliver Twist" Tim Curry, George C. Scott 1982 / CBS
  • "Oliver Twist" Richard Charles 1982 / CBS
  • "Oliver Twist" George C. Scott 1982 / CBS
  • Oliver Twist (1982)

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29 November 2000 | hans101067
Good Adaptation;Some Strange Casting
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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