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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 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
Anthony Carrick ... 3rd Merchant
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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Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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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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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Made on a modest budget of £500,000, this was filmed on the crumbling sets of " Oliver ", and reused costumes from " Alfred the Great " according to Philip Kemp in " Sight and Sound ". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, visible wires hold up the monster's head. See more »

Quotes

King Bruno the Questionable: Guards... kill that man...
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Alice in Wonderland (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

"Ballet Music' (uncredited)
Music by Zoltán Kodály
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This early Terry Gilliam film is better than its reputation.
12 November 1998 | by RufusTSee all my reviews

This often neglected first solo directing effort of Gilliam's is certainly much better than its maligned reputation would have you believe. While it is though sledding the first time through, it gains appreciably with repeated viewings, but does demand you pay attention. Amongst all the excrement, garbage and filth, Gilliam and his co-writer actually have a little something to say about big business, but mainly JABBERWOCKY is very, very funny. Strong stomachs are required, however.


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