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Twice Upon a Time (1983)

Two wannabe heroes and their friends must stop a madman from giving everyone nightmares.

Writers:

John Korty (story), Bill Couturié (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorenzo Music ... Ralph, the All-Purpose Animal (voice)
Judith Kahan Judith Kahan ... The Fairy Godmother (voice) (as Judith Kahan Kampmann)
Marshall Efron ... Synonamess Botch (voice)
James Cranna James Cranna ... Rod Rescueman / Scuzzbopper / Frivoli Foreman / Rusher of Din - Street Preacher
Julie Payne Julie Payne ... Flora Fauna (voice)
Hamilton Camp ... Greensleeves (voice)
Paul Frees ... Narrator / Chef of State / Judges / Bailiff (voice)
Gillian Gould Gillian Gould ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Geraldine Green Geraldine Green ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Larry Green Larry Green ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
William Hall William Hall ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
David Korty David Korty ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Elma Barry Robertson Elma Barry Robertson ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Clyde E. Robertson Clyde E. Robertson ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
T.G. Sheppard T.G. Sheppard ... Rusher of Din - Office Executive (as William Browder)
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Storyline

Once upon a time, there were some people called the Rushers of Din. Each night as they slept, sweet dreams were delivered to them from sunny Frivoli, while nightmares came to them from the mysterious Murkworks. But the malevolent master of the Murk, Synonamess Botch, was not content. He wanted the Rushers to have non-stop nightmares. To do that, he would need to gain control of the Cosmic Clock. To accomplish this, he kidnaps the deliverers of the dreams, Greensleeves and the Figmen of Imagination, and then tricks Ralph, the All-Purpose Animal and his pal Mumford into stealing the mainspring from the Cosmic Clock. Realizing they've been tricked, Ralph and Mumford try to get the spring back and prevent Botch from unleashing his nightmare bombs. Along the way, they get help from their Fairy Godmother, Greensleeves' niece Flora Fauna, the junior varsity superhero Rod Rescueman, and Botch's own head nightmare writer, Scuzzbopper. Written by John Bode <bode@galileo.tracor.com>

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Trivia

Henry Sellick, future director of The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Coraline (2009) directed the sequence where Ralph and Mumford experience a nightmare. See more »

Quotes

Greensleeves: Happy as rats they are. They tap dance not, neither do they fart.
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Crazy Credits

The title comes on only after all the other opening credits (and the prologue) have finished. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was shown on Showtime in the mid-1980s, yet another different version was used. Until the final reel it's the same as the home video version, but features the additional sequence where Ralph and Mum follow Botch behind a paneled wall, as well as both instances of profanity in the final reel. See more »


Soundtracks

Heartbreak Town
Written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
Performed by Bruce Hornsby
Produced by Bruce Hornsby, Ken Melville & Dawn Atkinson
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Still wising for a DVD of this "Classic" Feature!!!
19 September 2003 | by moviebob01See all my reviews

Man , I always forget how good this film is until someone says "Are you here to work or what"? And I start to reply "I am here to what, and where am I? ( Paraphraising the film) Love the story, my twin girls thikn it is "The Bomb"!! (a ggod thing they tell me!) It is soo sad Warner Bros does not run with this on DVD with alot of the behind the scenes stuff. Especially since they have NO other "Lucas" propertierws I am aware of in the Library at the studio in Burbank!

You never know a good thing till it's gone do ya ol' WB????


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twice Upon a Time See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Korty Films, Lucasfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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