Set in 1832, Escape of the Artful Dodger picks up where Charles Dicken's novel "Oliver Twist" left off. It follows the life and adventures of Jack Dawkins aka the Artful Dodger as he is transported to Australia for 7 years. He wants a new life and a new start... On the ship Pride of Erin, Oliver is also aboard, being accompained by Hannah, who has come from Hamburg, Germany to find her brother Will who is already in Australia as her parents are now dead. But on the voyage she finds out that the Captain is planning on framing the Dodger for a crime he is going to committ, as they escape from the ship all the adventure and danger begins...
Runtime: 30 minutes
Escape of the Artful Dodger - Oliver Twist (1997 film) - Netflix
Oliver Twist is a 1997 American made-for-television film from The Wonderful World of Disney, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. The film was directed by Tony Bill, written by Monte Merrick and Stephen Sommers, and produced by Walt Disney Television. It stars Richard Dreyfuss, Elijah Wood, David O'Hara, and Alex Trench as the titular character. As in most film adaptations of this novel, Monks, Oliver's half-brother, is not in the film. There are other changes as well. The bookseller does not testify for Oliver at his trial, but Rose Maylie does. Most of the changes are minor, but a major one is that when Oliver is taken in by Fagin's gang he himself, and not the Widow Corney, is in possession of his mother's locket, and Oliver has come to London, not just to seek his fortune, but to discover his true identity. Mr. Bumble, Corney's assistant, is only in one scene, and the Widow Corney's role is expanded. And, as in the musical, Nancy is murdered at London Bridge, not in her bedroom as in the novel. Oliver Twist premiered on ABC November 16, 1997.
Escape of the Artful Dodger - Cast - Netflix
Richard Dreyfuss as Fagin Elijah Wood as The Artful Dodger David O'Hara as Bill Sikes Alex Trench as Oliver Twist Antoine Byrne as Nancy Olivia Caffrey as Rose Maylie Anthony Finigan as Mr. Brownlow Maria Charles as Widow Corney Des Braiden as Orphanage Magistrate Eileen Colgan as Mrs. Bedwin, the Brownlow's maid. Eilish Moore as Cook Lisa Dwan as Agnes, Oliver's mother. Conor Evans as Chief Constable A.J. Kennedy as Police Constable