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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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Before "Time Bandits"... Before "The Missionary"... But not before breakfast... 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

The monster costume was designed so that actor Peter Salmon had to wear it backwards, to make the Jabberwock's leg movements more bird-like. See more »

Goofs

Potatoes originated in the Andes, in South America. They were introduced to Europe in the middle of the 16th century, and were a staple food about 100 years later, well after the feudal era. See more »

Quotes

King Bruno the Questionable: Guards... kill that man...
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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 In Confidence: Terry Gilliam (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Gather Ye Rosebuds
(uncredited)
Music by John Hyde (as John Saunders)
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User Reviews

medieval buffoonery

I was flicking through the stations looking for my favourite type of film - low budget comedies and b movies. Lucky me to find Jabberwocky!

I missed the beginning but soon realised I had strayed upon a gem of a film. Michael Palin in a ridiculous outfit in a filthy wretched medieval city! The scenery is perfect and on one level is quite realistic. Starving people, outside 'toilets' and general squalor - but this is a comedy and the characters are hilarious!!!

I noticed Warren Mitchel (Alf Garnet) and Bernard Bresslaw (from the Carry On's) in there too making for a very funny film

There are many memorable scenes and the humour is in a monty python style with plenty of slapstick and toilet humour

The low budget wasn't really noticable, and I thought overall had a more produced feel than the holy grail which really was low budget film!

I would definately recommend this film to anyone who likes crazy off beat comedies

Its not exactly a kids film because its gory in places and the princess at one point seems to lose her clothes, but older kids will probably love it... a bit like how the Goonies was almost too scary to be a kids film

I give it 5 turnips out of 5


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