Time Bandits



Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon before the Supreme Being catches up with them.

  1. Terry Gilliam

    Director, Writer

  2. Michael Palin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    King Agamemnon / Fireman

  2. John Cleese

    John Cleese

    Robin Hood

  3. Shelley Duvall

    Shelley Duvall

    Dame Pansy / Pansy

  4. Michael Palin

    Michael Palin


  5. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm


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Time Bandits
Time Bandits


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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 13, 1981


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $42,365,581.00

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