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Time Bandits (1981)

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A young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

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Storyline

Kevin, an imaginative child, goes on a time-travelling adventure with a bunch of treasure-hunting dwarves, who have "borrowed" a map to the Universe's time holes from The Supreme Being. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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treasure | map | fortress | evil | dwarf | See more »

Taglines:

...they didn't make history, they stole it! See more »


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Release Date:

6 November 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aikavarkaat  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$42,365,600 (USA)
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Trivia

Terry Gilliam:  [cages]  This film uses cages identical to the cage Jill is imprisoned in, in Giliam's film Brazil (1985). See more »

Goofs

While approaching the city in the NapolĂ©on Bonaparte scene, the same group of people is executed twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: Yes, folks... Moderna Designs present the latest in kitchen luxury. The Moderna Wonder Major All Automatic Convenience Center-ette gives you all the time in the world to do the things you really want to do... An infrared freezer-oven complex that can make you a meal from packet to plate in 15 1/2 seconds.
Kevin's Mother: Morrisons have got one that can do that in eight seconds.
Kevin's Father: Oh?
Kevin's Mother: Block of ice to Beef Bourguignon in eight seconds. Lucky things.
Kevin: Dad, did you know that the ancient Greek warriors ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits the scene where the Bandits have their photo taken is replayed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Life's Too Short: Episode #1.2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Wine and Roses Waltz
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Music by Paul Lewis
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Great stuff given us by the Pythoners and Mr. Harrison.
15 December 2003 | by (East Bengal, Maine, United Flakes o' Awmarewica) – See all my reviews

Pure loving, scary, wonderful fantasy that Disney, Bluthe and all the rest have been trying to do their whole existence, and George and pals go out and do it the first time. Who cares what people whom surely need counseling think, and give it anything less than a 10? A true gift from the most talented Beatle and two of Python's best.-----BQ


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