The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Dec. 07, 1988 (UK, Italy) 126 Min. PG
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John Neville isHieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen
Hieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen
Eric Idle isDesmond / Berthold
Desmond / Berthold
Sarah Polley isSally Salt
Sally Salt
Uma Thurman isVenus / Rose
Venus / Rose
Charles McKeown isRupert / Adolphus
Rupert / Adolphus
Winston Dennis isBill / Albrecht
Bill / Albrecht
Jonathan Pryce isThe Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson
The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson
Valentina Cortese isQueen Ariadne / Violet
Queen Ariadne / Violet
Robin Williams isKing of the Moon
King of the Moon


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!

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