Twist Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Twist the Movie

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Dark adaption of the Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist novel set amongst the street hustlers and heroin junkies of Toronto's streets. Oliver (Close), a teenage runaway meets up with Dodge (Stahl), a young prostitute. Dodge introduces him to the life of street hustling and the protective wing of Fagin (Farmer), the local pimp. A mindful presence, but not seen on screen is Bill the drug dealer, who controls both Fagin and his lover Nancy (Pelletier), a waitress at the diner where Fagin's boys often hang out. Despite what the title would suggest, the focus of the movie is Dodge as he plies his trade to further his heroin addiction. Works mainly because the young actors are so genuine and compelling.


Strand Releasing, 1460 4th St., Ste. 302, Santa Monica, CA 90401, Phone: (310)395-5002, Fax: (310)395-2502, Email:, URL:

Available on DVD
Running time 97 minutes.
Originally from Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Gays, Oldest Profession, Toronto, Urban Drama, Books to Film: Charles Dickens
Jacob Tierney
Nick Stahl, Gary Farmer, Michelle-Barbara Pelletier, Joshua Close, Brigid Tierney, Stephen McHattie, Gary Farmer, Tygh Runyan
Gerald Packer
Jacob Tierney
Ron Proulx
Benita Amaro, Mitchell Lackie, Joanna Syrokomla, Ethan Tobman
Victoria Hirst, Victorious Films, Telefilm Canada

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