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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Lemuel Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
...  Mary Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
...  Dr. Bates 2 episodes, 1996
...  Dr. Parnell 2 episodes, 1996
...  Dr. Pritchard 2 episodes, 1996
...  Tom Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
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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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4 February 1996 (USA)  »

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As Viagens de Gulliver  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Lemuel and Mary Gulliver are played by real-life married couple Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. This film was the first starring project for either following their 1995 marriage. See more »

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

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Dr. Bates: What presumption! To show people what they are!
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Featured in Seriously Funny: An Argument for Comedy (1996) See more »

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The best adaptation of the book. Period.
11 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I guess I have to write something here, although I think my one summary says it all. I'm not a huge Ted Danson fan... nothing against the man, just hasn't "done it" for me. This covers the sides of Swift's novel that were never covered before. You can tell the cast was having a wonderful time filming this.


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