R | | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
In the stage play, Toby's full name is Tobias.
I have sailed the world, beheld its wonders, from the Dardanelles to the mountains of Peru. But there's no place like London.
Sweeney Todd: No, there's no place like London.
Anthony Hope: Mr. Todd?
Sweeney Todd: You are young. Life has been kind to you. You will learn.
When Mrs. Lovett is singing "The Worst Pies in London", she goes over and stirs a huge bowl of mixture on the counter. In following shots as she dances back and forth from the counter, the position of the spoon in the bowl changes and the mixture also differs in appearance.
The final act in the US version uses different angles than the International version of the film during some extra violent deaths. The different angles focus more Sweeney instead of the immense amounts of blood that can be seen more vividly in the International cut. All in all it only amounts to around 3-5 seconds that are actually different and were needed in order to get the R-Rated in the US.
$13,635,390 (USA) (23 December 2007)
$52,898,073 (USA) (20 March 2008)
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