Intrigued by history but neglected by his parents, Kevin, an eleven-year-old schoolboy, gets the chance to make his dream come true when a band of six time-travelling dwarfs appears out of thin air in his bedroom. Having stolen the Supreme Being's one-of-a-kind map of time and space, the audacious time-bandits whisk Kevin off on an exciting journey to the depths of history, skipping from one era to another. Now, to further complicate matters, the dangerous arch-rival known as the Evil Genius is hot on their trail, bent on getting his hands on the precious map. But, who would have thought that Kevin's seemingly unexceptional room was the entrance to a mysterious wormhole and the portal to a marvellous world of adventure?Written by
Writer, producer, and director Terry Gilliam described Sir Sean Connery's career at this point as "at its nadir". Fortunately, Connery was a Monty Python fan, and signed on for a part of the gross. It also happened that executive producer Denis O'Brien was a former golfing partner of Connery. See more »
When Kevin is threatening to burn the map with the torch, it is rolled up so the back of the map is visible (blank, tan colored). Evil then turns one of the dwarfs into a pig and steals the map from Kevin as he is distracted. The next shot shows Evil holding the map but now it is rolled up so the face of the map is visible (space and the stars, etc can be seen). See more »
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At the end of the credits the scene where the Bandits have their photo taken is replayed. See more »
A version seen on US television omits the scene of the Time Bandits ramming the sleeping potion into the scalp of the giant. It cut from it stepping on the house to him becoming tired, seemingly on his own. See more »
Music by Jill Answell
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Excellent (if dated) Fantasy Adventure
This classic fantasy is quite entertaining. The special effects and music are dated, of course, but that doesn't detract from the fun...actually, it adds to the charm. Interesting and clever, this movie can appeal to any age. There's a solid, clean message here and it's a refreshing breath compared to today's PC charged movies.
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