28 October 2008

Radar Blips - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Year: 1988

The Players: A Terry Gilliam film with the likes of an out of costume Ewok, Poison Ivy, and Mork from Ork AKA Patch Adams.

The Take: $8Million (on a $46 Million out of control budget)

Baron Who?: Munchausen was a real life Baron in the 1700's that went to war against the Turks and returned with some outrageous tales.

Why you should see it: If you are into zany, this has it. It was a bom when it came out but has gained cult status. One of my favorite scenes was a flashback of the Baron about to lose his head over a gamble and being saved by his troop of oddly powered buddies. Perhaps the most famous scene involves Uma Thurman and a giant clam.

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