History Disney / OliverAndCompany

16th Sep '17 6:37:02 PM Sonic5421
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* BookEnds: The film begins and ends with an elevated shot of Lower Manhattan.

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* BookEnds: The film begins and ends with an elevated shot of Lower Manhattan. [[spoiler: This is especially heartwarming post-9/11 as the Twin Towers are seen still standing proud and tall among the skyline.]]



* TheEighties: It's pretty obvious to tell this film came out in the 80's and takes place in the 80's. Most notable evidence includes the way people dress, [[EightiesHair the style of Rita's hair]], and of course, the songs. This does make the film seem very dated, which is likely one of the reasons why Disney (who's known for making timeless films) did not release this film on video until after its 1996 reissue.

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* TheEighties: It's pretty obvious to tell this film came out in the 80's and takes place in the 80's. Most notable evidence includes the way people dress, [[EightiesHair the style of Rita's hair]], and of course, the songs. This does make the film seem very dated, which is likely one of the reasons why Disney (who's known for making timeless films) did not release this film on video until after its 1996 reissue. [[spoiler: And following 9/11, seeing the Twin Towers in this movie reminds us of what New York City was like before that tragic day.]]



* HighVoltageDeath: Sykes' dobermans are knocked off a speeding car onto some subway tracks. One of them, named Roscoe, dies of electrocution when he falls onto an electrified subway rail. This is also a blatant case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar since Roscoe's death is pretty graphic and painful. While another dog who is killed is only heard not shown, and Sykes, [[spoiler:who dies by being crushed by a train]], is only barely shown.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Sykes' crazed pursuit of the gang on the subway lines proves his undoing as he is caught completely off guard when sure enough, an actual subway train appears heading right for him.

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* HighVoltageDeath: Sykes' dobermans are knocked off a speeding car onto some subway tracks. One of them, named Roscoe, dies of electrocution when he falls onto an electrified subway third rail. This is also a blatant case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar since Roscoe's death is pretty graphic and painful. While another dog who is killed is only heard not shown, and Sykes, [[spoiler:who dies by being crushed by a train]], is only barely shown.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Sykes' crazed pursuit of the gang on the subway lines proves to be his undoing as he is caught completely off guard when sure enough, an actual subway train appears heading right for him.



* LivesInAVan: Fagin lives in a beached and derelict trawler underneath a pier beside the Hudson River. The boat has no plumbing, no heat, and gets electricity by mooching from a dockside light pole. Fagin and his canine cohorts scrounge for a living.

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* LivesInAVan: Fagin lives in a beached and derelict trawler underneath a pier beside the Hudson River. It doesn't help that a sign before we first see it says the area is condemned by the Port Authority of NY and NJ. The boat has no plumbing, no heat, and gets electricity by mooching from a dockside light pole. Fagin and his canine cohorts scrounge for a living.



** A shot of the Manhattan skyline at night is held for a transition to the next morning.

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** A shot of the Manhattan skyline at night is held for a transition to the next morning. morning, [[spoiler:especially considering the Twin Towers are in the shot as well]].



* NewYorkIsOnlyManhattan: The film takes place almost exclusively in Manhattan; the climax occurs on the Manhattan Bridge. Further, the opening scene is a slow pan of western Manhattan, and the closing scene is a zoom-out on Times Square.

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* NewYorkIsOnlyManhattan: The film takes place almost exclusively in Manhattan; the climax occurs on the Manhattan Bridge. Further, the opening scene is a slow pan of western Manhattan, and the closing scene is a zoom-out on Times Square. [[spoiler:It does include the former Twin Towers of the World Trade Center as they no longer exist in real life due to 9/11.]]



** The New York skyline was recreated in perfect detail, as was the streets, subways and bridges. Dodger's travel during the song "Why Should I Worry" goes through an accurate map of the city.

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** The New York skyline was recreated in perfect detail, as was the streets, subways and bridges.bridges, [[spoiler:including the now former Twin Towers of the World Trade Center]]. Dodger's travel during the song "Why Should I Worry" goes through an accurate map of the city.
26th Aug '17 1:43:14 PM Tightwire
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** New York City in very accurate detail.

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** The New York City skyline was recreated in very perfect detail, as was the streets, subways and bridges. Dodger's travel during the song "Why Should I Worry" goes through an accurate detail.map of the city.
14th Jul '17 9:31:41 AM Minishear
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Visit [[VideoGame/OliverAndCompany here]] for the VideoGame.
1st Jul '17 7:05:44 PM N8han11
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* MoodWhiplash: This movie can pretty quickly go from cutesy to intense (sometimes combining the two) and from comedic to serious. [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney movies]] are known for MoodWhiplash, but this one takes it so far that after watching it one night you might be thinking next morning, "[[FridgeBrilliance wow, all those scenes were really from the same movie?]]"

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* MoodWhiplash: This movie can pretty quickly go from cutesy to intense (sometimes combining the two) and from comedic to serious. [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney movies]] are known for MoodWhiplash, but this one takes it so far that after watching it one night you might be thinking next morning, "[[FridgeBrilliance wow, "wow, all those scenes were really from the same movie?]]"movie?"
19th Jun '17 3:30:24 PM jormis29
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** There's a lot of Bette Midler in Georgette as well.

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** There's a lot of Bette Midler Creator/BetteMidler in Georgette as well.
31st May '17 11:15:40 AM Psi001
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** Several characters, despite different names and characterisations, take on similar roles as those of the original ''Oliver Twist'' novel. Jenny roughly takes the same role Mr Brownlow did as Oliver's final and loving guardian, while Georgette is to some degree a redeemed version of Noah Claypole, a jealous fellow apprentice of Oliver's first residence.
24th Apr '17 8:31:41 AM chasemaddigan
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* LawfulEvil: Fagin repays Sykes so Sykes lets him live with only a warning to keep quiet, despite what a severe loose end Fagin would make, having witnessed the kidnapping and knowing where Sykes hides out.
10th Apr '17 8:58:52 AM ngh93
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** Dom [=DeLuise=] as Fagin--almost no difference.

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** Dom [=DeLuise=] Creator/DomDeLuise as Fagin--almost no difference.
10th Apr '17 8:58:26 AM ngh93
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* InkSuitActor: Music/BillyJoel, as Dodger, in one of the first major celebrity-voice turns in a Disney movie. There's a lot of Bette Midler in Georgette as well.

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* InkSuitActor: Music/BillyJoel, InkSuitActor:
**Music/BillyJoel,
as Dodger, in one of the first major celebrity-voice turns in a Disney movie. There's movie.
**There's
a lot of Bette Midler in Georgette as well.well.
**Dom [=DeLuise=] as Fagin--almost no difference.
10th Apr '17 8:56:53 AM ngh93
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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Georgette when it becomes clear Dodger didn't break into her room for sex.

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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Though it's not outright stated what Georgette thinks Dodger's going to do to her when it becomes clear Dodger didn't break he breaks into her room for sex.room, she is quite offended when he says he isn't after her.
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