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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 as a dazzlingly beautiful Venus on a half-shell. Gilliam had greater artistic and commercial success with Brazil, The Fisher King, and 12 Monkeys. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

John NevilleHieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen
Eric IdleDesmond/Berthold
Sarah PolleySally Salt
Oliver ReedVulcan
Jack PurvisJeremy/Gustavus
Valentina CorteseQueen Ariadne/Violet
Jonathan PryceThe Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson
Bill PatersonHenry Salt
Uma ThurmanVenus/Rose
Robin WilliamsKing of the Moon
StingHeroic Officer
Terry GilliamIrritating Singer Inside Fish

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  • Genre: Fantasy Movies
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 126 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 10, 1989
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 27, 1999
    EuropeJun 4, 2005
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