A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.
After the death of his father the young cooper, Dennis Cooper (Sir Michael Palin), 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 humor.Written by
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Actors and actresses who auditioned for this movie were asked if they wore dentures. See more »
At the end of the film, visible wires hold up the monster's head. See more »
Dennis is hiding in a shadowy alcove removing his nun disguise. As he is illuminated by torchlight he looks back over his shoulder...
Religious Fanatic #1:
Look! It's a nun in the guise of the Devil!
Religious Fanatic #2:
No! It's the Devil in the guise of a nun!
Religious Fanatic #3:
Religious Fanatic #4:
Religious Fanatic #5:
GET THEM BOTH!
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"All characters portrayed in this film are entirely fictitious and bare no resemblance to anyone living or dead, except for one." See more »
A single instance of the use of the word "buggers" had to be removed in order for the film to receive an 'A' (PG) certificate in the UK. Later releases were uncut. See more »
This early Terry Gilliam film is better than its reputation.
This often neglected first solo directing effort of Gilliam's is certainly much better than its maligned reputation would have you believe. While it is though sledding the first time through, it gains appreciably with repeated viewings, but does demand you pay attention. Amongst all the excrement, garbage and filth, Gilliam and his co-writer actually have a little something to say about big business, but mainly JABBERWOCKY is very, very funny. Strong stomachs are required, however.
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