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Gulliver's Travels 

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An Englishman returns after nine years abroad and tells strange stories of the tiny people of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnang, the flying island Laputa, and the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses.
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1996  
Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ted Danson ...  Lemuel Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
Mary Steenburgen ...  Mary Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
James Fox ...  Dr. Bates 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Hardy ...  Dr. Parnell 2 episodes, 1996
Edward Petherbridge ...  Dr. Pritchard 2 episodes, 1996
Tom Sturridge ...  Tom Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
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Storyline

All star adaptation of Jonathan Swift's satirical tale about a normal man who, after returning home following eight years of absence, relates fantastical tales about how he was thought to be giant in the Land of Lilliput, but was only six inches high in the Land of Brobdingnag. He also tells of his visit to the floating island of Laputa populated by scientists who are so obsessed with reason that they act with no common sense. Finally, he tells of his journey to the land where his disturbing likeness to the bestial Yahoos and his inferiority to the intelligent horses there makes him question the very worth of his humanity. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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Gulliver's Travels See more »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

During his brief career as an actor, the director Charles Sturridge played young Albert, Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) in Edward the King (1975) in which Robert Hardy played his father Prince Albert and John Gielgud played Benjamin Disraeli. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Bates is tearing pages from Gulliver's journal and throwing them on the fire the pages change position between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Gulliver has come before the immortal Struldbruggs]
Immortal Gatekeeper: Welcome to the immortal world.
[leads Gulliver to a font in the middle of their chamber]
Immortal Gatekeeper: This is the source of the life everlasting. Drink from this water and you will never fear death. Never.
[offers Gulliver a dish of the water]
Lemuel Gulliver: But I have to get home. There's a ship in the harbor. I only have minutes before it sails.
Immortal Gatekeeper: Minutes? What are minutes? You have no need for such petty considerations here.
Lemuel Gulliver: [narrating] I was offered immortality... man's ...
[...]
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Version of Gulliver in the Country of Dwarfs (1974) See more »

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A brilliant adaptation
2 September 1999 | by Taha-4See all my reviews

I just watched this Gulliver's Travel TV movie aired by our local TV station here. In the beginning, I thought it is just another movie for kids. I was very very wrong there. Indeed, it is a very excellent movie, thought-provoking and brilliantly 'potrayed' by the actors and actresses. Ted Danson at his best!


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