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Gulliver's Travels 

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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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

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English

Release Date:

4 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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As Viagens de Gulliver See more »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

James Fox (Dr. Bates) and Edward Fox (General Limtoc) are brothers in real-life. Their former sister-in-law Celestia Fox was the mini-series' Casting Director. 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

Lemuel Gulliver: But unless thousands are starving, how can there be structure to society?
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Version of Méliès 88: Gulliver (1988) See more »

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The best adaptation of the book. Period.
11 August 2000 | by miniwidgeSee 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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