An art dealer befriends a genie whom he frees from a lamp which he has been imprisoned with by an evil wizard for 2000 years for the accidental death of the evil wizard's daughter when the art dealer is fired by his greedy and corrupt boss. Written by
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It was this film, part of the BBC's TV movie strand 'Screen One' that convinced Richard Curtis that a TV budget could let a theatrical quality film be made and released and soon after he began work on 'Four Weddings And A Funeral'. See more
When Josephus takes Bernard flying on his magic carpet for the first time, he says "The real skill is in the landing". Supposedly they crash-land in a back alley full of bins and rubbish, creating a huge mess. However, the prop-explosion that blows up all the bins is visible because they are all neatly stacked at the first moment when the camera shot shows the alley where they "landed". See more
As you know, Mr. Bottle left us yesterday, and I've been worrying about it. Do either of you think I was a little harsh on him?
Well sir... I think perhaps you might... have given him a warning...
Good, good. You're fired. I want you out of here immediately, you disastrously faded old crone! Exit ye, exit ye!