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A young boy's wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront Evil.
All the dreams you've ever had and not just the good ones
Title: Time Bandits
Release Date: November 06, 1981
Runtime: 116 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: PG
John Cleese ...Robin Hood
Sean Connery ...King Agamemnon / Fireman
Shelley Duvall ...Dame Pansy / Pansy
Katherine Helmond ...Mrs. Ogre
Ian Holm ...Napoleon
Michael Palin ...Vincent
Ralph Richardson ...Supreme Being
Peter Vaughan ...Winston the Ogre
David Warner ...Evil Genius
David Rappaport ...Randall
Kenny Baker ...Fidgit
Malcolm Dixon ...Strutter
Mike Edmonds ...Og
Jack Purvis ...Wally
Tiny Ross ...Vermin
Craig Warnock ...Kevin
David Daker ...Kevin's Father
Sheila Fearn ...Kevin's Mother
Jim Broadbent ...Compere
John young ...Reginald
Myrtle Devenish ...Beryl
Brian Bowes ...Knight / Hussar
Leon Lissek ...1st Refugee
Terence Bayler ...Lucien
Preston Lockwood ...Neguy
Charles McKeown ...Theatre Manager
David Leland ...Puppeteer
John Hughman ...The Great Rumbozo
Derrick O'Connor ...Robber Leader
Neil McCarthy ...2nd Robber
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Neville C. Thompson
Time Bandits Horror Film Trailer 1
"Me And My Shadow"
More Movie Taglines:
- All the dreams you've ever had and not just the good ones
- ...they didn't make history, they stole it!
- Supreme Being: Dead? No excuse for laying off work.
Evil: If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, eight o'clock, Day One! [zaps one of his minions accidentally, minion screams] Evil: Sorry.
Randall: We made trees and shrubs. We helped make all this. Kevin: Whew! That's not bad. Randall: Yeah. But did we get a thimble full of credit for it? No! All we got was the sack. Just for creating the Pink Bunkadoo. Kevin: Pink Bunkadoo? Randall: Yeah. Beautiful trees that was. Og designed it. 600 feet high, bright red, and smelled terrible.
Strutter: [slaps Kevin] Get down, you nearly got us caught! Randall: You silly fool, you could've ruined everything. Kevin: Do you know where we are? Randall: Shut up. Of course I do. 1796, Battle of Castiglione, see? Strutter: [taps him] You sure we're not in somebody's bedroom? Randall: Look, [grabs Strutter] Randall: do you want to be leader of this gang? Strutter: No, we agreed: No leader! Randall: Right. So shut up and do as I say. [Strutter nods]
Randall: Well, this map, Kevin, used to belong to the Supreme Being. Kevin: You mean you stole it? Randall: No, no. Well, sort of.
- Young Craig Warnock, who played Kevin, won the role after a wide search for the right child actor. An agent had seen Warnock's brother and sent him to an audition. That Craig went with him was merely a coincidence. Director Terry Gilliam, however, took more interest in Craig than his sibling, noting that the young man seemed rather intelligent yet aloof and quiet, as opposed to the stereotypical "cute" little boy.
Director Trademark: [Terry Gilliam] [burst] horse and rider from closet
Director Trademark: [Terry Gilliam] [bookends] begins and ends with the map.
Director Trademark: [Terry Gilliam] [cages] This film uses cages identical to the cage Jill is imprisoned in, in Giliam's film Brazil (1985).
The suit worn by Ralph Richardson is his own.
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Rating: 7.9 out of 10.0 - 54 votes cast total
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