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Time Bandits (1981)

Directed by Terry Gilliam
Produced by Terry Gilliam
George Harrison
Denis O'Brien
Written by
Terry Gilliam
Michael Palin
Starring
John Cleese
Sean Connery
Shelley Duvall
Ralph Richardson
Katherine Helmond
Ian Holm
Michael Palin
David Warner
David Rappaport
Craig Warnock
Music by
Mike Moran
Songs by George Harrison
Cinematography
Peter Biziou
Editing by
Julian Doyle
Studio
HandMade Films
Janus Film
Distributed by
Avco Embassy Pictures
(Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Release date(s)
November 6, 1981
Running time
116 minutes
Country
United Kingdom
Language
English

Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film produced and directed by Terry Gilliam.

Kevin is an 11-year-old boy whose parents ignore him in favour of keeping up with the neighbours by purchasing all the latest gadgets. Without their attention, Kevin has become a history buff, particularly of the Ancient Greek period. One night, Kevin is awakened from his sleep by a knight on horseback bursting through his wardrobe and riding off into a forest that has appeared in place of his bedroom wall. When Kevin looks back around, though, he finds his room returned to normal. The next night, he urges his parents to let him go to bed early; he is again woken by sounds from the wardrobe, but this time six dwarves stumble out. The dwarves seem to be on a mission and they initially mistake Kevin for someone whom they have stolen a map from. After realising Kevin is only a little boy, they discover that they can push his bedroom wall as if on wheels and they slide it to the end of a long hallway. A luminous, disembodied face - referred to by the dwarves as the Supreme Being - materializes suddenly, urges them to relinquish the map to avoid great danger, and chases them down this hall. The corridor ends abruptly in a black abyss through which Kevin and the dwarves fall, beginning their adventure through time and space.
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Produced by Terry Gilliam
George Harrison
Denis O'Brien
Written by
Terry Gilliam
Michael Palin
Starring
John Cleese
Sean Connery
Shelley Duvall
Ralph Richardson
Katherine Helmond
Ian Holm
Michael Palin
David Warner
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