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Nicholas Nickleby

Rating:PG (for thematic material involving some violent action and a childbirth scene)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:December 27, 2002
Running time:108 minutes
Cast:Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Nathan Lane, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent
Director:Douglas McGrath
Producer:Simon Channing-Williams, John Hart, Jeff Sharp
Writer:Douglas McGrath, Charles Dickens
Distributor:United Artists

Description: A tale based on the classic novel, "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" by Charles Dickens. Set in 19th Century England, the story revolves around the resourceful Nicholas Nickleby and his beloved family, as their world changes dramatically when tragedy strikes. The Nicklebys have always enjoyed a comfortable life; however when Nicholas' father dies, they are left penniless and are forced to leave their lives behind. Subsequently, Nicholas, his sister and mother journey to London to live with their Uncle Ralph, whom they soon discover is wicked. Uncle Ralph plots demonic machinations to scatter them apart from each other. Nicholas is sent away to work as a teacher at a school run by a cruel headmaster named Wackford Squeers; however, he eventually runs away with one of his students, Smike, on a mission to protect his family. Nicholas makes every attempt to reunite the Nickleby family--against all odds.

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