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After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour.
Jabberwocky: the monster so horrible that people caught the plague to avoid it
Release Date: April 15, 1977
Runtime: 105 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With J
MPAA Rating: PG
Michael Palin ...Dennis Cooper
Harry H. Corbett ...The Squire
John Le Mesurier ...The Chamberlain
Warren Mitchell ...Mr. Fishfinger
Max Wall ...King Bruno the Questionable
Rodney Bewes ...The Other Squire
John Bird ...1st Herald
Bernard Bresslaw ...The Landlord
Antony Carrick ...3rd Merchant (as Anthony Carrick)
Peter Cellier ...1st Merchant
Deborah Fallender ...The Princess
Derek Francis ...Bishop
Terry Gilliam ...Man with Rock
Neil Innes ...2nd Herald
Terry Jones ...Poacher
Bryan Pringle ...Guard at Gate
Frank Williams ...2nd Merchant
Glenn Williams ...2nd Guard at Gate
Simon Williams ...The Prince
Annette Badland ...Griselda Fishfinger
Kenneth Colley ...1st Fanatic
Brenda Cowling ...Mrs. Fishfinger
Graham Crowden ...Fanatics' Leader
Paul Curran ...Mr. Cooper Senior
Alexandra Dane ...Landlord's Wife
Brian Glover ...Armourer
Jerold Wells ...Wat Dabney
Tony Aitken ...Flagellant
Peter Casillas ...3rd Square
Derrick O'Connor ...Flying Hogfish Peasant
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- Before "Time Bandits"... Before "The Missionary"... But not before breakfast...
- Narrator: It is the middle of the dark ages, ages darker than anyone had expected.
Dennis: I keep your potato.
King Bruno the Questionable: Guards... kill that man...
- Originally erroneously promoted and released in some countries as "Monty Python's Jabberwocky" against the wishes of Terry Gilliam. Threats of legal action resulted in the Python reference being removed from the title on all subsequent reissues.
Many of the scenes were shot in a single take, as there was not enough time or money to afford multiple tries.
To lend a more realistic bird-like look to the Jabberwock's leg movements, the monster costume was designed so that actor Peter Salmon had to wear it backwards. The fight between the Jabberwock and the Black Knight was choreographed differently than what we see, but Salmon slipped and fell, and director Terry Gilliam decided this looked so natural that he edited the fight sequence to include the fall.
Final appearance of Harold Goodwin in a theatrically released film. The rest of his career was spent in television productions.
Producer Sanford Lieberson originally wanted Michael Crawford for the role of Dennis. John Cleese and Iain Cuthbertson turned down roles in this movie.
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