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Director:
Writers:
Terry Jones (screenplay)
Kenneth Grahame (novel)
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Release Date:
31 October 1997 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Go wild in the country!
Plot:
Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
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Cast

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Steve Coogan ... Mole

Eric Idle ... Rat

Terry Jones ... Toad

Antony Sher ... Chief Weasel

Nicol Williamson ... Badger

John Cleese ... Mr. Toad's Lawyer

Stephen Fry ... The Judge

Bernard Hill ... The Engine Driver

Michael Palin ... The Sun

Nigel Planer ... The Car Salesman

Julia Sawalha ... The Jailer's Daughter

Victoria Wood ... The Tea Lady

Robert Bathurst ... St John Weasel
Don Henderson ... The Sentry

Richard James ... Geoffrey Weasel and Mole's Clock
Keith-Lee Castle ... Clarence Weasel

Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... The Prosecution Counsel
Hugo Blick ... Justin
John Boswall ... The Elderly Gentleman

Sarah Crowden ... Samantha
David Hatton ... The Booking Clerk
William Lawrance ... The Policeman
John Levitt ... The Detective

Graham McTavish ... The Drunken Weasel
Bernard Padden ... The Clerk of the Court

Richard Ridings ... The Guard
Peter Whitfield ... The Detective
Simon Worgan ... Dancer
Jason Barker ... Dancer
Gary Chookiewicz ... Dancer
Damian Delaney ... Dancer
Chris O'Laughlin ... Dancer
William Walker ... Dancer
Damian Wyard ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Driscoll ... The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Jones 
 
Writing credits
Terry Jones (screenplay)

Kenneth Grahame (novel "The Wind in the Willows")

Produced by
Jake Eberts .... producer
John Goldstone .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Du Prez 
André Jacquemin 
 
Cinematography by
David Tattersall 
 
Film Editing by
Julian Doyle 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
James Acheson 
 
Art Direction by
Keith Pain (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Anna Pinnock 
 
Costume Design by
James Acheson 
 
Makeup Department
Carmel Jackson .... assistant makeup artist
Carmel Jackson .... hair stylist
Deborah Jarvis .... assistant makeup artist
Deborah Jarvis .... hair stylist
Elaine Jessop .... assistant makeup artist
Elaine Jessop .... hair stylist
Kerin Parfitt .... assistant makeup artist
Kerin Parfitt .... hair stylist
Jan Sewell .... hair designer
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Vincent Winter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Brown .... assistant director
Julian Doyle .... second unit director
Robert Fabbri .... assistant director
George Walker .... assistant director: second unit
Rebecca Wright .... assistant director (as Rebecca Tucker)
 
Art Department
Ronald Bede .... construction team
Amanda Bernstein .... draughtsperson
John Blakeley .... sculptor
Sean Breaugh .... illustrator
Jane Clark .... storyboard artist
Derek Creedon .... dressing props
Peter Dorme .... draughtsperson
Roy Evans .... construction team
James Gemmill .... scenic artist
Brian Groves .... stand-by painter
Darren Hayward .... chargehand carpenter
Michael Hayward .... construction team
Gary Ixer .... stand-by prop
Steven Lawrence .... assistant art director (as Steve Lawrence)
Derek O'Reilly .... construction team
Claudia Parker .... buyer
Ken Powell .... construction team
Bill Sansom .... construction team
Len Serpant .... stand-by chargehand props
Keith Short .... sculptor
Kirstie Stephenson .... art department coordinator
Stephen Tranfield .... construction team
Sloane U'Ren .... draughtsperson
Peter Wallis .... dressing props
Barry Wilkinson .... property master
Jamie Wilkinson .... dressing props
Simon Wilkinson .... stand-by prop
Edwin Young .... stand-by carpenter
 
Sound Department
Skip Adams .... sound editor
Bob Doyle .... sound mixer
Sara Fijo .... sound assistant
André Jacquemin .... sound designer (as Andre Jacquemin)
Dominic Lester .... dubbing mixer
Dave McGrath .... dialogue editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... dubbing mixer
Jerry Richards .... foley artist
John Salter .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
David Brighton .... special effects senior technician
Richard Brown .... special effects
Sacha Carter .... prosthetic effects
Jim Crockett .... special effects
Dave Crownshaw .... snow effects supervisor
Brenda Hutchinson .... special effects
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects supervisor
Stephen Hutchinson .... special effects
Paul Knowles .... special effects senior technician
Dave Poole .... special effects technician
Graham Povey .... special effects technician
Matthew Roberts .... special effects technician
Jody Taylor .... special effects technician
David 'Pinkie' Thomas .... snow effects technician
Roy Weatherly .... special effects
Steve Knowles .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Helen Ball .... visual effects
Angus Cameron .... 2D digital supervisor
Peter Chiang .... visual effects supervisor
Simon Coombs .... visual effects
Brenda Coxon .... visual effects
Evan Davies .... visual effects
Doug Ferris .... visual effects
Roger Gibbon .... visual effects
José Granell .... visual effects (as Jose Granell)
John Grant .... visual effects
Antony Hunt .... visual effects
Andrew Jeffery .... visual effects
Alan Marques .... visual effects
Daniel Pettipher .... visual effects
Richard Scarlett .... visual effects
Andy Stevens .... visual effects camera assistant: Magic Camera Co
Alexandra Walton .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Marc Boyle .... stunt coordinator
Richard Bradshaw .... utility stunts
Stuart Clark .... stunts
Jamie Edgell .... stunts
Neil Finnighan .... stunts
Nick Gillard .... stunts
Joss Gower .... stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunts
Lyndon S. Hellewell .... stunts (as Lyndon Hellewell)
Derek Lea .... stunts
Phil Lonergan .... stunts
Ray Nicholas .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... aerial camera operator
Luke Cardiff .... camera operator: second unit
Trevor Coop .... camera operator
Jason Curtis .... stand-by rigger
John Deaton .... focus puller: second camera
Chris Dowling .... electrician
Jessie Doyle .... camera loader: second unit (as Jesse Doyle)
Alfie Emmins .... electrician (as Alfred Emmins)
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Tom Harding .... focus puller: second unit
John Harman .... gaffer
Mark Hutton .... electrician
Paul Kemp .... electrician
Steve Kendrick .... camera assistant: second unit
Rachel MacGregor .... assistant camera
Neil Munro .... electrician
Peter Myslowski .... key grip
Keegan O'Neill .... camera loader
Nick Penn .... focus puller
Max Votolato .... video playback operator
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Paul Wood .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Ray Knight .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Josef Cifuentes .... costume maker
Jackie Collier .... costume maker
Kay Coveney .... costume assistant
Nigel Egerton .... wardrobe assistant
Silvana Fornera .... costume maker
Dan Grace .... wardrobe assistant
Sara Hope .... costumes (as Sara Creed)
Jane Law .... costume maker
Christine Manning .... costume maker
Paul Manning .... costume maker
Ann Maskrey .... associate costume designer
Rachel McDowell .... costume maker
Luke Pascoe .... costume maker
Margaret Pescott .... costumer
Anna Solieri .... costume maker
Joyce Stoneman .... wardrobe mistress
Judith Watts .... costume maker
Vernon White .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Christine Campbell .... assistant editor: avid
Bill Jones .... assistant editor
Keith Lowes .... assembly editor
Elen Pierce Lewis .... assembly editor
Simon Astbury .... colorist: rushes (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Bell .... orchestrator
Terry Jones .... songs: lyrics by
Stewart Marshall .... assistant music engineer
Mike Ross-Trevor .... music recording engineer
Rick Driscoll .... singer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Darren Thackeray .... driver: cast
Mark White .... props transportation
Mark White .... transportation
 
Other crew
Rebecca Barrett .... assistant to producer
Bobby Blues .... production accountant (as Bob Blues)
Penny Christopher .... assistant production coordinator
Gordon Davis .... assistant accountant
Peter Elford .... location manager
Adam Green .... production assistant
Jacky Holding .... assistant accountant
Cheryl Leigh .... script supervisor
Marilyse Morgan .... production coordinator
Day Murch .... toad toggiste
Arlene Phillips .... choreographer
Tim Stevenson .... assistant location manager
Jean-Pierre Verard .... production staff
Alex Worral .... assistant choreographer
Lenny Young .... production executive
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Wind in the Willows" - UK (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for fanciful villainy and gunplay
Runtime:
88 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The filmmakers filmed this movie completely in sunset, but the night time scenes were digitally color corrected.See more »
Quotes:
Toad:[imitating the motor-car] Poop poop!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Sleepy Hollow (1999)See more »
Soundtrack:
Miracle Of FriendsSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Sun drenched, cheery fun., 26 December 1999
Author: GazHack from Bolton, England

A splendid, energetic version of one the classics of children's literature which benefits from a stellar cast of British acting talent. Aside from nearly every Python appearing to good effect, we have a touching performance from Steve Coogan as the downtrodden Mole, Anthony Sher as a hissable Chief Weasel and... well to many famous faces to mention.

What makes this version stand out is the stunning costume and production design by James Acherson. This is a caricartured version of olde England, with the animals played by cartoonish humans rather than anthromorphosised animals. The sun always shines, everything is polished and colourful. There's some subtle satire about the class system going on in the background but director Jones doesn't let that get in the way. Only the factory subplot strikes a wrong note, tending to clutter up the last half of the film but not seriously. Genuinely for children of all ages.

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