Intrigued by history but neglected by his parents, Kevin, an eleven-year-old schoolboy, gets the chance to make his dream come true when a band of six time-travelling dwarfs appears out of thin air in his bedroom. Having stolen the Supreme Being's one-of-a-kind map of time and space, the audacious time-bandits whisk Kevin off on an exciting journey to the depths of history, skipping from one era to another. Now, to further complicate matters, the dangerous arch-rival known as the Evil Genius is hot on their trail, bent on getting his hands on the precious map. But, who would have thought that Kevin's seemingly unexceptional room was the entrance to a mysterious wormhole and the portal to a marvellous world of adventure?Written by
On the wall of Kevin's bedroom, can be seen a drawing of Dr. Bertram X. Fegg, a character created by Sir Michael Palin and Terry Jones for their "Dr. Fegg" books, drawn by Martin Honeysett. See more »
Toward the end of the movie the bandits steal back the map. The creatures begin to chase after them and one of them shoots "missiles" out of its eyes. The wire these "missiles" travel along are clearly visible. See more »
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At the end of the credits the scene where the Bandits have their photo taken is replayed. See more »
The 110 min. American theatrical release was cut by 6 minutes from the original 116 min. European version. See more »
This is THE definitive work on the nature of good and evil. It asks the age old question: Who is the Supreme Being, and what is it exactly that he wants from us? Terry Gilliam gives us a morality tale wrapped inside a an epic poem seen in the guise of an abstract painting.
As a film, all the seperate elements are perfect, and blended together seemlessly by the hand of the maestro Gilliam. It is not only a brilliant comedy, but an enthralling story as well. This is a film that sparks discussion and debate that goes on well into the night.
It is the rarest of all cinematic creatures-- a movie that is a genuine pleasure to watch and one that makes you think.
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