An extraordinarily inventive fantasy in which schoolboy Warnock is rescued from a dull suburban existence by a band of renegade dwarfs, who emerge from his wardrobe and whisk him off on an incredible journey through time and space. Guided by a 'Time Hole Map of the Universe', Warnock and his diminutive pals gatecrash history, meeting up with Robin Hood and Napoleon, and turning up uninvited in Ancient Rome and on the deck of the ill-fated Titanic. Sometime Monty Python animator Gilliam fills the screen with bizarre images, and directs with a breathless ingenuity.
Cast and crew
Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam
Katherine Helmond Sean Connery Michael Palin Peter Vaughan Ian Holm David Warner Ralph Richardson Shelley Duvall John Cleese Jim Broadbent David Rappaport Craig Warnock