PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
When filming the scene with the Baron entering the Sultan's tent on the beach, John Neville (the Baron) had spent four hours in make up that morning. A miscommunication between director Terry Gilliam and the make up department resulted in Neville being made up into the 80-year old version of the Baron when he should have been at his youngest. Neville was apoplectic at the error since there was no solution but to return to make up and spend another four hours getting into the proper costume and make up.
Are you all right?
Baron Munchausen: Am I dead?
Baron Munchausen: Blast!
Sally: Who are you really?
Sally: Baron Munchausen isn't real, he's only in stories.
Baron Munchausen: Go away! I'm trying to die!
Baron Munchausen: Because I'm tired of the world and the world is evidently tired of me.
Sally: But why? Why?
Baron Munchausen: Why, why, why! ...
A crew member is visible in the lower right hand corner during the pull back from the underwear balloon just moments before one of the guards says, "We'd better tell someone about this." He is a man wearing a blue satin jacket, which clearly reads "King Kong Lives (1986)" in red lettering.
The King of The Moon - Ray D. Tutto (homonym of Italian re di tutto=king of all). The actor's real name is Robin Williams.
Recent prints, including home video reissues, have included a new card during the end. It has been inserted between the end title and "The End" and reads: "This is a new motion picture. This motion picture is not to be confused with the UFA/Transit/Murnau 1942/43 motion picture bearing the title 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen'." This refers to the German production of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943) that was made during the Nazi era and underwent restoration by the F.W. Murnau Foundation during the 1990s.
$597,400 12 March 1989
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