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Jabberwocky (1977)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry H. Corbett ...
The Squire
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The Chamberlain
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Max Wall ...
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The Other Squire
John Bird ...
1st Herald
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The Landlord
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3rd Merchant
Peter Cellier ...
1st Merchant
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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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Jabberwocky: the monster so horrible that people caught the plague to avoid it See more »


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Release Date:

15 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras em Terras do Rei Bruno, o Discutível  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harold Goodwin's final appearance in a theatrically released film. He spent the rest of his career in television. See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the quarry near the end of the film, when a knight falls off his horse, the side of a white prop truck is clearly visible behind him. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: It is the middle of the dark ages, ages darker than anyone had ever expected.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Alice in Wonderland (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Flight Of The Heron
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Music by Peter Knight
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User Reviews

Not Python
16 February 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I think the mistake a lot of people make is to see this as another Python film. It isn't, and one of the reasons it improves with each viewing is that you come to realise that. In contrast to "Holy Grail" which is essentially a series of sketches, this is a proper film with its own rules and a style which is based much more on gentle whimsy and sly satire than in-your-face Pythonesque clowning.

High points are the cast of veteran British comedy and music hall actors - what a lovely swansong this is for the likes of Max Wall, Harry H Corbett and John le Measurier - the attention to detail, which is quite remarkable, and the constant reversal of expectations. And I love the deadpan little touches like John le Measurier addressing the King as "Darling".

This and "Time Bandits" are my favourite Gilliam movies, I always feel he works better on a small budget where his imagination has to do the work, rather than the somewhat overblown likes of "Brazil"


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