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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Release Date

Mar 10, 1989

1989

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy

Directors: Terry Gilliam

Writers: Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam

Synopsis

Nominated for 4 Oscars in 1989 and directed by Monty Python's Terry Gilliam (The Fisher King), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen stars John Neville, Eric Idle and Uma Thurman. Neville is the eccentric Munchausen, an aristocrat who relies on the power of his imagination - and a crackpot band of henchmen - to defend their city from plunder. Idle plays the loyal Berthold, the world's fastest man who runs all the way to Spain and back in under an hour to save the Baron's neck, and who hilariously outruns a speeding bullet! When Munchausen's not collaborating with his screwball associates, he can be found walking on air - literally - with the lusciously beautiful Venus (Thurman). Filmed by Oscar nominee cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, with stunning special effects!

Cast

Hieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen

John Neville

Hieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen

Desmond / Berthold

Eric Idle

Desmond / Berthold

Sally Salt

Sarah Polley

Sally Salt

Vulcan

Oliver Reed

Vulcan

Rupert / Adolphus

Charles McKeown

Rupert / Adolphus

Jeremy / Gustavus

Jack Purvis

Jeremy / Gustavus

Queen Ariadne / Violet

Valentina Cortese

Queen Ariadne / Violet

The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson

Jonathan Pryce

The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson

Henry Salt

Bill Paterson

Henry Salt

Sultan

Peter Jeffrey

Sultan

Venus / Rose

Uma Thurman

Venus / Rose

Daisy

Alison Steadman

Daisy

Commander

Don Henderson

Commander

King of the Moon

Robin Williams

King of the Moon

Heroic Officer

Sting

Heroic Officer

Dr. Death

José Lifante

Dr. Death

Irritating Singer Inside Fish (uncredited)

Terry Gilliam

Irritating Singer Inside Fish (uncredited)

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