Time Bandits (1981)

All the dreams you've ever had and not just the good ones

Blu-ray, 1h 50min
Rating: 7
Votes: 57899
Languages: English
Country: UK
Director: Terry Gilliam
Music: Mike Moran

Plot outline

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Plots

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. - Kenneth Chisholm

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? - Nick Riganas

A young boy's wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of little people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the Supreme Being (Sir Ralph Richardson). They take Kevin (Craig Warnock) with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront Evil Genius (David Warner). - Zaphod