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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

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Cast

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Desmond / Berthold
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Charles McKeown ...
Rupert / Adolphus
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Bill / Albrecht
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Jeremy / Gustavus
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Queen Ariadne / Violet
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Henry Salt
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Venus / Rose
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Daisy
Ray Cooper ...
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Don Henderson ...
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Storyline

The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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baron | moon | escape | vulcan | turkish | See All (246) »

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Adventure, Comedy, Romance. He was full of it. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras del barón Munchausen  »

Box Office

Budget:

$46,630,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,083,123 (USA)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Idle called the production, "A truly horrible experience and even remembering it is a bit of a nightmare." He later said of the film, "Up until Munchausen, I'd always been very smart about Terry Gilliam films. You don't ever be in them. Go and see them by all means - but to be in them, fucking madness!!!" See more »

Goofs

When the Baron is being carried off by Vulcan, you can see a wire attached to the tail of his coat. See more »

Quotes

Berthold: [the group sees a large sea monster ahead]
Berthold: I spy with my little eye something beginning with "M".
Albrecht: It's a demon of the deep!
Berthold: That begins with "D" you klutz!
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Crazy Credits

Man of the match David Tomblin. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Leviathan: Monster Melting Pot (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Torturer's Apprentice
Music & Lyrics by Michael Kamen & Eric Idle
Used by the permission of K Man Corporation & Kay-Gee-Bee Music Limited
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User Reviews

 
Great Surprise

My kids, who are great Monty Python fans found this movie at the library. Thinking that I knew about all the successful Monty Python related movies I figured that this movie must have been a sleeper. I was greatly surprised by the movie.

In my opinion this movie was much better than Time Bandits. Time Bandits was weak mainly because of the weak (or non-existent) ending. This movie had a much better conclusion. Plus, this movie also had a very strong thread running through the movie, without hitting you over the head with it.

I also enjoyed the literary references and Robin Williams as the king of the Moon. My favorite reference was when Venus came out of the giant clam. It reminded me of Kilgore Trout's "Venus on the Half Shell." (Kurt Vonegut). That was a very nice touch.


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