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Jabberwocky (1977)

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Writers:

Lewis Carroll (poem) (as Rev. Charles Dodgson), Charles Alverson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Palin ... Dennis Cooper
Harry H. Corbett ... The Squire
John Le Mesurier ... The Chamberlain
Warren Mitchell ... Mr. Fishfinger
Max Wall ... King Bruno the Questionable
Rodney Bewes ... The Other Squire
John Bird John Bird ... 1st Herald
Bernard Bresslaw ... The Landlord
Antony Carrick ... 3rd Merchant (as Anthony Carrick)
Peter Cellier ... 1st Merchant
Deborah Fallender ... The Princess
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Bishop
Terry Gilliam ... Man with Rock
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... 2nd Herald
Terry Jones ... Poacher
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Storyline

After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour. Written by Gunter Doege <doege@math.tu-dresden.de>

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Taglines:

Jabberwocky: the monster so horrible that people caught the plague to avoid it See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras em Terras do Rei Bruno, o Discutível See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harold Goodwin's final appearance in a theatrically released film. He spent the rest of his career in television. See more »

Goofs

The princess has modern tan lines in her nude scene. See more »

Quotes

[he is pooping into the lake, and he does not seem embarrassed about it at all]
Mr. Fishfinger: Oh, hello Dennis! You've got garbage all over your vest. You really ought to look after your appearance, you know. Very bad for business.
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Crazy Credits

"All characters portrayed in this film are entirely fictitious and bare no resemblance to anyone living or dead, except for one." See more »

Alternate Versions

A single instance of the use of the word "buggers" had to be removed in order for the film to receive an 'A' (PG) certificate in the UK. Later releases were uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Pythons (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonie Fantastique
(uncredited)
Music by Hector Berlioz
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Not Python
16 February 2004 | by KrustallosSee all my reviews

I think the mistake a lot of people make is to see this as another Python film. It isn't, and one of the reasons it improves with each viewing is that you come to realise that. In contrast to "Holy Grail" which is essentially a series of sketches, this is a proper film with its own rules and a style which is based much more on gentle whimsy and sly satire than in-your-face Pythonesque clowning.

High points are the cast of veteran British comedy and music hall actors - what a lovely swansong this is for the likes of Max Wall, Harry H Corbett and John le Measurier - the attention to detail, which is quite remarkable, and the constant reversal of expectations. And I love the deadpan little touches like John le Measurier addressing the King as "Darling".

This and "Time Bandits" are my favourite Gilliam movies, I always feel he works better on a small budget where his imagination has to do the work, rather than the somewhat overblown likes of "Brazil"


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