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Several (7) times - mild (damn 7)
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: Few (4) times - moderate (OMG 1, G 1, G-sake 1); strong (C 1)
Violence: Many times - mild (harsh words to boys in the workhouse such as “they cost more than they are worth,? talk about mother’s death causes boy to cry, scuffling between boys, several instances of arguments, emotional manipulation of boys, several chase scenes, a break-in to a house); moderate (several instances where men beat boys with sticks, man hits donkey in the head with a stick, guns are shot, boy is hit in the arm with a bullet with bloody wound shown, there is an attempt to poison someone); strong (man screams “the boy will be hanged for asking for more food?; talk about a small boy working as chimney sweep and getting stuck in a chimney, “the fire burns their feet and motivates them to get unstuck?; man wants to drown boy to keep him quiet; man threatens boy with a gun and says that he will shoot him in the head; man beats woman in the head, and blood splatters; blood all over the floor and running out the door; man accidentally hangs himself)
Nudity: Few times - mild (women wear dresses with their bosoms pushed up showing cleavage)
Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None
Drugs: Several times - mild (boys drink alcohol under adult encouragement, adults drink alcohol in a bar, boys smoking pipe); moderate (boy gets drunk and goes to sleep, boy is silly drunk)
Other: Several appropriate uses of God (God bless you, God have mercy, God is holy and God is truth is written on walls of dining room where the children are fed gruel, boys are told to pray for those who feed them and care for them, people show genuine compassion amidst abuse and manipulation, children are taught how to steal and lie, boy is told that he looks so innocent he could pick-pocket an old lady in church, Dodger and Oliver are as close as Cain and Able, boy prays to God to forgive a wretched man)
Running Time: 130 minutes
Intended Audience: Older Children through Adults
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