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Jabberwocky (1977)

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Writers:

Lewis Carroll (poem) (as Rev. Charles Dodgson), Charles Alverson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Palin ... Dennis Cooper
Harry H. Corbett ... The Squire
John Le Mesurier ... The Chamberlain
Warren Mitchell ... Mr. Fishfinger
Max Wall ... King Bruno the Questionable
Rodney Bewes ... The Other Squire
John Bird John Bird ... 1st Herald
Bernard Bresslaw ... The Landlord
Antony Carrick ... 3rd Merchant (as Anthony Carrick)
Peter Cellier ... 1st Merchant
Deborah Fallender ... The Princess
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Bishop
Terry Gilliam ... Man with Rock
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... 2nd Herald
Terry Jones ... Poacher
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Storyline

After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour. Written by Gunter Doege <doege@math.tu-dresden.de>

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras em Terras do Rei Bruno, o Discutível See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

On the DVD commentary, Terry Gilliam said the budget was so small they could only afford one corridor. Many scenes were shot in a single take because the film didn't have enough time or money for multiple takes. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, visible wires hold up the monster's head. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: It is the middle of the dark ages, ages darker than anyone had ever expected.
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Crazy Credits

"All characters portrayed in this film are entirely fictitious and bare no resemblance to anyone living or dead, except for one." See more »

Alternate Versions

A single instance of the use of the word "buggers" had to be removed in order for the film to receive an 'A' (PG) certificate in the UK. Later releases were uncut. See more »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandle de Bourgogne
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Music by Hubert d'Auriol (as Spencer Nakin)
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It'll turn your teeth, snow white!
18 February 2002 | by cheewawa-1See all my reviews

This film makes me laugh with every viewing. The extreme attention to detail of hygene and costumes is excellent. I have it on DVD and it's the only way to see it. Listen to Terry Gilliam's commentary with Michael Palin and it gives you a whole new outlook to the hardships of making these kinds of movies. And it tells you about some of the short cuts they used and they still are displeased with to this day. Gilliam's "Diamond Man" steals both scenes he's in. This is a forgotten movie. I don't know too many people who remember it, but everyone I've told to rent it, have told me they really liked it. It's not a Python movie, but it's got the Python humour and a couple of Python cameos. Look for them. It's a very funny movie and it's a blast to watch. A real gem from Gilliam and company.


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