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A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

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Cast

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Harry H. Corbett ...
The Squire
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The Chamberlain
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Max Wall ...
Rodney Bewes ...
The Other Squire
John Bird ...
1st Herald
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The Landlord
Anthony Carrick ...
3rd Merchant
Peter Cellier ...
1st Merchant
Deborah Fallender ...
The Princess
Derek Francis ...
Bishop
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Man with Rock
Neil Innes ...
2nd Herald
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Poacher
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Storyline

After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour. Written by Gunter Doege <doege@math.tu-dresden.de>

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monster | kingdom | village | gore | cult film | See more »

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Jabberwocky: the monster so horrible that people caught the plague to avoid it See more »


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15 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras em Terras do Rei Bruno, o Discutível  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Terry Gilliam states on the DVD commentary that the budget was so low they could only afford one corridor. See more »

Goofs

When the fanatics parade through the village, rolling a huge wooden wheel before them, a stack of camera equipment, partially covered with a blanket, can be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

Dennis: Dennis is hiding in a shadowy alcove removing his nun disguise. As he is illuminated by torchlight he looks back over his shoulder...
Religious Fanatic #1: Look! It's a nun in the guise of the Devil!
Religious Fanatic #2: No! It's the Devil in the guise of a nun!
Religious Fanatic #3: Get her!
Religious Fanatic #4: Get him!
Religious Fanatic #5: GET THEM BOTH!
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Crazy Credits

"All characters portrayed in this film are entirely fictitious and bare no resemblance to anyone living or dead, except for one." See more »

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Featured in What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandle de Bourgogne
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Music by Hubert d'Auriol (as Spencer Nakin)
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User Reviews

 
It'll turn your teeth, snow white!
18 February 2002 | by (Racine, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This film makes me laugh with every viewing. The extreme attention to detail of hygene and costumes is excellent. I have it on DVD and it's the only way to see it. Listen to Terry Gilliam's commentary with Michael Palin and it gives you a whole new outlook to the hardships of making these kinds of movies. And it tells you about some of the short cuts they used and they still are displeased with to this day. Gilliam's "Diamond Man" steals both scenes he's in. This is a forgotten movie. I don't know too many people who remember it, but everyone I've told to rent it, have told me they really liked it. It's not a Python movie, but it's got the Python humour and a couple of Python cameos. Look for them. It's a very funny movie and it's a blast to watch. A real gem from Gilliam and company.


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