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 D...