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The Brothers Grimm (2005)

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Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Writer:

Ehren Kruger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Petr Ratimec Petr Ratimec ... Young Will
Barbora Lukesová ... Mother Grimm (as Barbara Lukesova)
Anna Rust ... Sister Grimm
Jeremy Robson Jeremy Robson ... Young Jacob
Matt Damon ... Wilhelm Grimm
Heath Ledger ... Jacob Grimm
Radim Kalvoda ... Gendarme
Martin Hofmann ... Gendarme
Josef Pepa Nos Josef Pepa Nos ... German War Veteran
Harry Gilliam Harry Gilliam ... Stable Boy
Miroslav Táborský ... Old Miller
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Mayor
Marika Sarah Procházková ... Miller's Daughter (as Marika Prochazkova)
Mackenzie Crook ... Hidlick
Richard Ridings ... Bunst
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Storyline

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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USA | Czech Republic | UK

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English | French | German | Italian

Release Date:

26 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los hermanos Grimm See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,092,079, 28 August 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,916,267, 20 October 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,316,267
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Terry Gilliam: [burst] People and things "burst" out at the camera, e.g., the first witch the Brothers "exorcise." See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Will rides a gray Andalusian. When he and Jacob ride into the forest with the trapper, Will rides a fat gray mule. Jacob is on the same horse, with no explanation of why Will changed horses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sister Grimm: Mama, it's so cold.
Mother Grimm: It's very, very cold. Will. Put another log on the fire, lad.
Young Will: There isn't any more firewood, Mama.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie when the people are dancing the words 'And they live happily ever after' appear directly followed by a scream of the mirror queen and the words "Well...maybe not" See more »

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Referenced in The O.C.: The Brothers Grim (2005) See more »

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Cacurica Dances
Performed by Taraf de Haidouks
Written by Sapo Perapaskero
Published by Les Editions de la Bascule / Strictly Confidential o.b.a. Confidence (BMI)
From the album "Band of Gypsies"
(p) 2001 Crammed Discs
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Not the fairest one of all...though with some marvelous compensations
22 March 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Squabbling brothers in France-occupied Germany circa 1811 have manufactured a heroic image for themselves as witch-hunters and tall-tale tellers, but when a decrepit witch in an enchanted forest begins stealing maidens for their youthful blood, the duo find themselves up against real evil for the first time. Terry Gilliam-directed fantasy has incredible production values, cinematography and scoring (not to mention two appealing lead performances by Matt Damon and Heath Ledger), yet it takes a good hour to get this picture off the ground. The narrative is heavy-going and, while not a hodgepodge, the film could certainly use a bit more heart and soul rather than CGI effects. Gilliam's handling takes on a more robust, old-fashioned flavor in the second hour, and the movie improves tremendously as a result. The witch's palace (set atop a skyscraper tree) is dazzling, and the initial entrance into her raven-laden lair is deliciously giddy. Jonathan Pryce is well-cast as an evil general who attempts to torch the two men in an impressive forest fire, however the charm of the piece (and the glue holding the adventure together) lies with Damon and Ledger, and they are by turns wily, funny, strapping, childish, and heroic. **1/2 from ****


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