A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.
Release Year: 1981
Rating: 6.9/10 (27,522 voted)
Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese
Kevin, an imaginative child, goes on a time-travelling adventure with a bunch of treasure-hunting dwarves, who have "borrowed" a map to the Universe's time holes from The Supreme Being.
Writers: Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam
Winston the Ogre
…they didn't make history, they stole it!
Release Date: 6 November 1981
Filming Locations: Epping Forest, Essex, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,507,356
(8 November 1981)
Did You Know?
This film uses cages identical to the cage Jill is imprisoned in, in Giliam's film
Right after Randall breaks the glass separating them from the fortress, he is shown taking the map back. And then the immediate next scene, from overhead, shows him doing the exact same motion again.
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It's a wavelength thing
It IS a wavelength thing. Terry Gilliam's films are ALL Terry Gilliam
films. They all have that certain something, some kind of feeling about
them that makes them instantly recognizable. The same can be said of the
Coen brothers. Unfortunately, movies that are that personal and unique do
not work for everybody. For the people that just can't get into Gilliam
films, I hope there's another filmmaker that inspires childlike wonderment
in you. Because it's a great feeling.
Time Bandits is magic. I've seen it many times (over 10) and each time, I
find something new about it. It's a fine example of a movie that works
children and adults alike. When I saw it for the first time at age 8, I
enjoyed the fantasy, adventure, and basic good vs. evil story. As I got
older I started appreciating the social commentary on consumerism, the
Python-esque humor, and just how imaginative and skillfully done the movie
is. After watching it again yesterday, I'm having trouble deciding which
the better movie; Brazil or Time Bandits.