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Directed by Terry Gilliam
116 min | 1981 | UK | Rated PG
Presented with Open Captions.
Recommended for ages 9+
Cast: Craig Warnock, Sean Connery, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, David Warner
In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and his Monty Python cohort Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire of technology gone awry.
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