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A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

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Robin Hood
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King Agamemnon / Fireman
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Dame Pansy / Pansy
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Mrs. Ogre
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Napoleon
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Vincent
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Supreme Being
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Winston the Ogre
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Evil
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Randall
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Fidgit
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Strutter
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Og
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Wally
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Vermin
Craig Warnock ...
Kevin
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Kevin's Father
Sheila Fearn ...
Kevin's Mother
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Compere
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Reginald
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Beryl
Brian Bowes ...
Knight / Hussar
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1st Refugee
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Lucien
Preston Lockwood ...
Neguy
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Theatre Manager
David Leland ...
Puppeteer
John Hughman ...
The Great Rumbozo
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Robber Leader
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2nd Robber
Declan Mulholland ...
3rd Robber
Peter Jonfield ...
Arm Wrestler
Derek Deadman ...
Robert
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Benson
Roger Frost ...
Cartwright
Martin Carroll ...
Baxi Brazilia III
Marcus Powell ...
Horseflesh
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Bull-headed Warrior
Del Baker ...
Greek Fighting Warrior
Juliette James ...
Greek Queen
Ian Muir ...
Giant
Mark Holmes ...
Troll Father
Andrew MacLachlan ...
Fireman
Chris Grant ...
TV announcer (voice)
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Supreme Being (voice)
Edwin Finn ...
Supreme Being's Face
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Cooper ...
Hands of Supreme Being Folding Map (uncredited)
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One of the Poor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terry Gilliam

Written by

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Michael Palin ... (written by) &
Terry Gilliam ... (written by)

Produced by

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Terry Gilliam ... producer
George Harrison ... executive producer
Denis O'Brien ... executive producer
Neville C. Thompson ... associate producer

Music by

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Mike Moran

Cinematography by

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Peter Biziou ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Julian Doyle

Editorial Department

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Rodney Glenn ... assistant editor
Adam Unger ... second assistant editor

Casting By

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Irene Lamb

Production Design by

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Milly Burns

Art Direction by

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Norman Garwood

Costume Design by

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James Acheson ... (as Jim Acheson)

Makeup Department

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Elaine Carew ... hairdresser / makeup artist
Sue Ignatius ... assistant makeup artist (as Sue Frear)
Ken Lintott ... wigs and beards maker (as Kenneth Lintott)
Maggie Weston ... hairdresser / makeup artist

Production Management

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Graham Ford ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mark Cooper ... third assistant director
Julian Doyle ... second unit director
Simon Hinkly ... first assistant director
Chris Thompson ... third assistant director
Guy Travers ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Celia Barnett ... assistant art director
Les Beaver ... rigger
Frank Billington-Marks ... storeman (as Frank Marks)
Geoff Rivers Bland ... sculptor
Dennis Bovington ... carpenter
Karen Brookes ... production buyer
Graham Bullock ... stand-by painter
John Cole ... stand-by props
Steve Cooper ... draughtsman
Ron Cowan ... drapes
Douglas Cox ... stand-by stagehand
John Davey ... painter
Len Day ... supervising carpenter
Bob Devine ... carpenter (as Robert Devine)
Dave Everall ... rigger
Mick Fisher ... carpenter (as Micky Fisher)
Steve Fitzwater ... carpenter
Norman Fletcher ... carpenter
Peter Grant ... property master
Alan Grenham ... stand-by painter
Richard Harris ... rigger
Gary Hedges ... carpenter
Craig Hillier ... stand-by carpenter
Robert Mason ... painter (as Bob Mason)
Michael Melia ... plasterer
Eric Nash ... plasterer
Bruce Newell ... plasterer
Dave Newton ... stand-by props
Raymond Perry ... dressing props (as Ray Perry)
Jim Taylor ... plasterer (as James Taylor)
Peter Verard ... construction manager
Laurie Warburton ... sculptor
Steve Wheeler ... prop dresser
Dave Wiggins ... stand-by rigger
Grahame Ménage ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Mansell Rivers-Bland ... propmaker: sculptor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Paul Carr ... dubbing mixer
Philip Chubb ... sound maintenance
Dino Di Campo ... footsteps editor
Bob Doyle ... boom operator
Stan Fiferman ... dubbing editor (as Stanley Fiferman)
Mike Hopkins ... dialogue editor
Garth Marshall ... sound mixer
Brian Paxton ... dubbing mixer
John Richards ... sound engineer
Allen Hurd ... sound (uncredited)
André Jacquemin ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jon Bunker ... special effects senior technician (as John Bunker)
Lewis Coleman ... special effects modeller
Robert Harman ... wireman (as Bob Harman)
Ross King ... special effects technician
Chris Ostwald ... special effects runner
Christine Overs ... special effects modeller (as Chris Overs)
Andrew Thompson ... special effects consultant (as Andy Thompson)
Chris Verner ... special effects consultant

Visual Effects by

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Ray Caple ... matte paintings
Valerie Charlton ... modelmaker (as Val Charlton)
Dennis De Groot ... assistant optical effects
Carol De Jong ... assistant modelmaker
Julian Doyle ... model photography
Alex Harwood ... assistant modelmaker (as Alix Harwood)
Kent Houston ... optical effects
Tim Ollive ... assistant optical effects
Jean Ramsey ... assistant modelmaker
Behira Thraves ... assistant modelmaker
Paul Whitbread ... optical effects
Jon Sorensen ... visual effects camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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Brian Bowes ... stunts: Knight/Hussar
Peter Brayham ... stunt arranger
Terry Yorke ... stunt arranger
Jack Cooper ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tony Andrews ... grip: second unit
Clive Coote ... still photographer
Chuck Finch ... best boy
Freddy Fry ... grip (as Freddie Fry)
Simon Fulford ... clapper loader
David Garfath ... camera operator
Simon Haveland ... clapper loader: second unit
Brian Herlihy ... focus puller: second unit
Stewart Monteith ... electrician (as Stuart Monteith)
Reg Parsons ... gaffer
Roy Rodhouse ... gaffer
Bob Stilwell ... focus puller
Tug Wilson ... electrician
Kevin Brookner ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Brian Ellis ... focus puller: "b" camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Richard Cattermole ... costumer
Gilly Hebden ... wardrobe assistant
Stephen Miles ... assistant costume designer (as T. Stephen Miles)
Day Murch ... wardrobe assistant (as Dai Murch)
Hazel Pethig ... associate costume designer (as Hazel Côté)
Dorothea Smylie ... wardrobe mistress
Dorothy Williams ... costumer
Tony Williams ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Patrick Cassavetti ... location manager

Music Department

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Ray Cooper ... music producer / musician: percussion sequences
George Harrison ... composer: additional music
Trevor Jones ... composer: Greek dance music
Mike Moran ... orchestrator
Harry Rabinowitz ... musical director
Ray Cooper ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Brian Brookner ... unit driver
Tony Hocking ... unit driver
Charles Wholton ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Brian Bailey ... accountant
Linda Bruce ... production assistant
Geraldine Dunn ... accounts secretary
Penny Eyles ... continuity
Mike Hearst ... supplier: "Og the Pig"
Rachel Neale ... assistant to producer
Steve Parker ... production runner
Ray Parsons ... assistant accountant
Ray Scott ... troll maker
John Styles ... puppet show
Joan Woodgate ... supplier: "Benson the dog"
Michael Yell ... assistant accountant

Thanks

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Simon Burridge ... special thanks
Shirley Draffan ... special thanks
Peter Simms ... special thanks
Yvette Warnock ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A young boy's wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront Evil. Written by Zaphod

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Taglines All the dreams you've ever had and not just the good ones See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bandits, bandits (France)
  • Los héroes del tiempo (Spain)
  • Бандиты во времени (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Yperohoi listes (Greece)
  • Aikavarkaat (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the original script, King Agamemnon was introduced as: "The warrior took off his helmet, revealing someone that looks exactly like Sean Connery, or an actor of equal but cheaper stature." To Terry Gilliam's surprise, the script ended up in Connery's hands. He expressed interest in the part, and his agent approached them for the role. See more »
Goofs At the feast in Greece when the servant cuts open the huge piece of meat, some of the fruits are clearly made of plastic - the pineapple is the most obvious. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from A Night to Remember (1958). See more »
Soundtracks Me And My Shadow See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of the credits the scene where the Bandits have their photo taken is replayed. See more »
Quotes Evil: God isn't interested in technology. He cares nothing for the microchip or the silicon revolution. Look how he spends his time, forty-three species of parrots! Nipples for men!
Robert: Slugs.
Evil: Slugs! HE created slugs! They can't hear. They can't speak. They can't operate machinery. Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?
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