PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Eric Idle called the production, "A truly horrible experience and even remembering it is a bit of a nightmare." He later said of the film, "Up until Munchausen, I'd always been very smart about Terry Gilliam films. You don't ever be in them. Go and see them by all means - but to be in them, fucking madness!!!"
You horrible little brat! Can't you let me die in peace once in a while?
The lenses on Adolphus' glasses swap position just after the Baron manages to save them from the giant fish. Once they're ashore again, the lenses are back in their original position.
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 (USA) (10 March 1989)