Time Bandits

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In Terry Gilliam's fantastic voyage through time and space, a boy escapes from his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. On their journey, they visit Napoleon (Ian Holm), Robin Hood (John Cleese) and King Agamemnon (Sean Connery), among other popular figures. It's a giddy, visually outrageous fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson and a satire on technology gone awry -- all wrapped into one adventure.

  1. Terry Gilliam

    Director, Writer

  2. Michael Palin


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Cleese

    John Cleese

    Robin Hood

  2. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    King Agamemnon / Fireman

  3. Shelley Duvall

    Shelley Duvall

    Dame Pansy / Pansy

  4. Katherine Helmond

    Katherine Helmond

    Mrs. Ogre

  5. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm


  6. Kenny Baker

    Kenny Baker


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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $42,365,581.00

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Release Information

  • November 13, 1981
    PG, Theatrical



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