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
Did You Know?
ITV newsreader Trevor McDonald
makes a cameo in the film as himself. Lenny Henry
often parodied Trevor McDonald as Trevor MacDoughnut in the popular Saturday Morning show Tiswas
(1974). In one show, Trevor McDonald made a surprise appearance in a Trevor MacDonughnut sketch, which Henry in character improvised "Well, Good Morning, Daddy!". McDonald took MacDonughnut's place by reading the news and had a bucket of water chucked all over him, which McDonald requested not to have a bucket of water chucked all over him, which was the recurring gag in each sketch. 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
You smell of peppermint and now it is time to die!