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Labyrinth (1986)

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Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.

Director:

Jim Henson

Writers:

Dennis Lee (story by), Jim Henson (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bowie ... Jareth
Jennifer Connelly ... Sarah
Toby Froud ... Toby
Shelley Thompson ... Stepmother
Christopher Malcolm ... Father
Natalie Finland Natalie Finland ... Fairy
Shari Weiser ... Hoggle
Brian Henson ... Hoggle / Goblin (voice)
Ron Mueck Ron Mueck ... Ludo / Firey 2 / Goblin (voice)
Rob Mills Rob Mills ... Ludo / Firey 3
Dave Goelz ... Didymus / The Hat / The Four Guards / Left Door Knocker / Firey 3 (voice)
David Alan Barclay David Alan Barclay ... Didymus / Firey 1 (as David Barclay)
David Shaughnessy ... Didymus / The Hat / The Four Guards / Goblin (voice)
Karen Prell Karen Prell ... The Worm / The Junk Lady / Firey 2
Timothy Bateson ... The Worm / The Four Guards / Goblin (voice)
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Storyline

Teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her stepbrother be taken by the Goblin King Jareth. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she learns that her wish was granted and the Goblin King Jareth has taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents and asks Jareth to give Toby back; but the Goblin King tells her that she has to rescue her brother before midnight. Soon Sarah teams up with some allies. Will they rescue Toby in time? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Jim Henson, George Lucas and David Bowie take you into a dazzling world of fantasy and adventure. See more »


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Trivia

According to the novelization, Hoggle is a gnome. The junk lady, however, is revealed to be a female goblin. See more »

Goofs

During the battle in the Goblin City, characters touch the spikes at numerous points, and they can be seen wobbling as if made out of foam or plastic. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarah: Give me the child. Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great...
[thunder rumbles]
Sarah: For my will is as strong as yours, my kingdom as great... Damn.
[pulls the Labyrinth book out of her pocket]
Sarah: I can never remember that line.
[reads]
Sarah: You have no power over me.
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Connections

Referenced in TruInside: Heathers (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Underground
Performed by David Bowie
Written by David Bowie
Produced by David Bowie and Arif Mardin
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S10 Reviews: Labyrinth (1986)
30 May 2005 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is a teenage girl who lives in a fantasy world of goblins and magic. But her fantasy becomes reality when the Goblin King (David Bowie) takes her stepbrother. Now she has thirteen hours to solve the massive Labyrinth and make her way to the Goblin castle beyond. Along the way she befriends several of Henson's fantastic Muppet creations for the final battle.

This wonderfully produced and magical fantasy is great fun from the beginning to the end. Henson (fresh off the equally impressive Dark Crystal) 'mines his imagination for very realistic places and endearing and vivid characters. Toping it all off is a wonderful casting and a nice soundtrack and musical score.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,549,243, 29 June 1986

Gross USA:

$13,723,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,158,995
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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