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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
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7.2 IMDB rating
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John Neville John Neville
Hieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen
Eric Idle Eric Idle
Desmond / Berthold
Sarah Polley Sarah Polley
Sally Salt
Oliver Reed Oliver Reed
Vulcan
Charles McKeown Charles McKeown
Rupert / Adolphus
Winston Dennis Winston Dennis
Bill / Albrecht
Jack Purvis Jack Purvis
Jeremy / Gustavus
Valentina Cortese Valentina Cortese
Queen Ariadne / Violet


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Charles McKeown Charles McKeown
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Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam
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A good movie

1 year, 3 months ago at Aug 31 13:23
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This movie is pretty much the stuff of legend. Indeed, the production on this movie was so messed up and convoluted (it has become somehow a trademark with Terry Gilliam) that the making-off has maybe become even more notorious than the movie itself. For example, after many delays, the film was already $2 million over budget before they even started to shoot and, eventually, the budget started wit... read more

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8 years, 6 months ago at Jun 6 19:41
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Questo film è davvero fantastico e divertente.


This movie is really fantastic and funny.
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Description: Monty Python's Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) directs this wild, wild version of the stories of Baron Munchausen, pushing the limits of 1989 special effects technology to bring us such sights as a horse divided in half and running around in two parts, and a giant Robin Williams with his head flying off his shoulders. Basically, this is a treat for Gilliam fans, as the sustaining idea of the film runs out of steam, and manic energy alone keeps the momentum going. Casual viewers might find it tedious after awhile. There are nice parts for fellow Python Eric Idle, as well as Sting, Alison Steadman, and Uma Thurman a ... (more)
Release date: 10 March 1989
UPC: 043396769892
Tags: Fantasy (19), Comedy (16), Adventure (16), 1980s (7), Death (5), Moon (5), Character Name In Title (4), Epic (4), 1988 (4), UK (4), Action (4), Grim Reaper (3), Legend (3), 1989 (2), Nonlinear Timeline (2), Cage (2), DVD (2), Reunion (2), Germany (2), Humor (2)
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“This movie is pretty much the stuff of legend. Indeed, the production on this movie was so messed up and convoluted (it has become somehow a trademark”

johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 3 months ago

A good movie

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