PG-13 | | Crime, Drama
An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Most of the sets designed were inspired by the work of the famous illustrator Gustave Doré (although Doré never did actually illustrate any of Charles Dickens' novels).
But tonight he's a thief, and a liar, and all that's bad. Ain't that enough for the old wretch, without blows?
The shop 'John Lobb - Bootmaker' is one of the shops appearing in the background of London. The story takes place in the late 1830s, but the well- known London boot maker John Lobb wasn't founded until 1866.
SPOILER: Footage of the beating of Nancy from Bill was cut in the UK to obtain a "PG" rating.
$68,447 (USA) (25 September 2005)
$1,987,287 (USA) (16 October 2005)