History Film / TimeBandits

15th Jul '17 11:48:59 AM ClintEastwood
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* DemotedToExtra: Horseflesh had a big role in the script, but his lines were removed and he's just more of a background character.



* ExtremeOmnivore: Vermin.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: Vermin. So much so that Randall threatens to [[ImAHumanitarian feed Kevin to him.]]



* FallenAngel: Although Evil is the most obvious SatanicArchetype in the film, it is Horseflesh who was an angel and revolted. Though technically all the Time Bandits kinda revolted, but you get the idea.



* GenreBlind: The dwarves don't recognize RobinHood and don't appear to realize that the Titanic is going to hit an iceberg.
* GenreSavvy: Kevin ''does'' recognize RobinHood.

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* GenreBlind: The dwarves don't recognize RobinHood Mythology/RobinHood and don't appear to realize that the Titanic is going to hit an iceberg.
* GenreSavvy: Kevin ''does'' recognize RobinHood.Mythology/RobinHood.



* HistoricalHilarity: Kevin and the Dwarves run into Napoleon, RobinHood, and the Titanic. All of them are played for laughs, especially Robin Hood.

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* HistoricalHilarity: Kevin and the Dwarves run into Napoleon, RobinHood, Mythology/RobinHood, and the Titanic. All of them are played for laughs, especially Robin Hood.



* HollywoodCostuming: Parodied. After the bandits discover that the Merry Men are thoroughly disgusting dwellers of TheDungAges, Robin Hood emerges in a spotless lincoln green tunic and tights that are straight out of an Errol Flynn film.

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* HollywoodCostuming: Parodied. After the bandits discover that the Merry Men are thoroughly disgusting dwellers of TheDungAges, Robin Hood emerges in a spotless lincoln green tunic and tights that are straight out of an Errol Flynn Creator/ErrolFlynn film.



* JerkAss: Randall and Kevin's Parents.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Randall and Kevin's Parents.
7th Jul '17 7:11:38 PM ElSquibbonator
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Kevin is an imaginative and inquisitive child whose interest in history is not shared by his shallow and materialistic parents. One night he is visited by a gang of time-traveling dwarves on the run from the "[[ThePowersThatBe Supreme Being]]" (implied to actually be God). Before Kevin can protest, he's kidnapped and forced to accompany them on their adventures through time. The bandits have stolen a map that reveals all the [[CoolGate gaps in creation]], which allows them to visit virtually any place or historic personality. How do they use this power? To steal all the treasure they can find, of course! Meanwhile, their journey is being covertly monitored by the so-called Evil Genius, who has his own big plans for the map, not to mention the rest of the universe...

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Kevin is an imaginative and inquisitive child whose interest in history is not shared by his shallow and materialistic parents. One night he is visited by a gang of time-traveling dwarves on the run from the "[[ThePowersThatBe Supreme Being]]" (implied to actually be God). Before Kevin can protest, he's kidnapped and forced to accompany them on their adventures through time. The bandits have stolen a map that reveals all the [[CoolGate gaps in creation]], which allows them to visit virtually any place or historic personality. How do they use this power? To steal all the treasure they can find, of course! Meanwhile, their journey is being covertly monitored by the so-called Evil Genius, Genius (likewise implied to be the Devil), who has his own big plans for the map, not to mention the rest of the universe...
7th Jul '17 7:09:48 PM ElSquibbonator
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Kevin is an imaginative and inquisitive child whose interest in history is not shared by his shallow and materialistic parents. One night he is visited by a gang of time-traveling dwarves on the run from the "[[ThePowersThatBe Supreme Being]]" (God). Before Kevin can protest, he's kidnapped and forced to accompany them on their adventures through time. The bandits have stolen a map that reveals all the [[CoolGate gaps in creation]], which allows them to visit virtually any place or historic personality. How do they use this power? To steal all the treasure they can find, of course! Meanwhile, their journey is being covertly monitored by the so-called Evil Genius, who has his own big plans for the map, not to mention the rest of the universe...

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Kevin is an imaginative and inquisitive child whose interest in history is not shared by his shallow and materialistic parents. One night he is visited by a gang of time-traveling dwarves on the run from the "[[ThePowersThatBe Supreme Being]]" (God).(implied to actually be God). Before Kevin can protest, he's kidnapped and forced to accompany them on their adventures through time. The bandits have stolen a map that reveals all the [[CoolGate gaps in creation]], which allows them to visit virtually any place or historic personality. How do they use this power? To steal all the treasure they can find, of course! Meanwhile, their journey is being covertly monitored by the so-called Evil Genius, who has his own big plans for the map, not to mention the rest of the universe...
16th Jun '17 12:19:24 PM LarryMullen
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* BillingDisplacement: The well known stars get top billing (possibly due to marketing purposes), even though they have very small roles in the film that last under 5 minutes. Although, David Warner has more screen time due to the fact that he plays the villain.



* CaliforniaDoubling: The Italy scenes were shot in Wales and the Greece scenes were shot in Morocco.



* YouLookFamiliar: A man looking exactly like Agamemnon appears at the end as a fireman. It's never explained how or why this is (but reportedly it was Sean Connery's idea).

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* YouLookFamiliar: In-Universe: A man looking exactly like Agamemnon appears at the end as a fireman. It's never explained how or why this is (but reportedly it was Sean Connery's idea).
28th May '17 5:56:37 PM Imaginos1892
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-->C'mon then, back to creation. I mustn't waste any more time. Don't think I've lost control again and put it all down to ''evolution.''

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-->C'mon then, back to creation. I mustn't waste any more time. Don't They'll think I've lost control again and put it all down to ''evolution.''
20th May '17 7:15:23 PM AnotherGuy
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* BenevolentBoss: The Supreme Being thinks of himself as one. He says he ''ought'' to kill the dwarfs in the most horrible way possible, but instead will demote them, with a pay cut backdating to the beginning of time.
8th May '17 8:22:28 AM Arivne
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** Also: [[spoiler:the Supreme Being appears at the end and cleans up the mess the Bandits have made of things. Which is a Deus Ex Deus.]]

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** Also: [[spoiler:the Supreme Being appears at the end end, destroys Evil and cleans up the mess the Bandits have made of things. Which is a Deus Ex Deus.]]
26th Feb '17 10:19:46 PM gewunomox
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* PopStarComposer: GeorgeHarrison, also the film's producer. His 1982 song "Dream Away" is played in the end credits.

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* PopStarComposer: GeorgeHarrison, Music/GeorgeHarrison, also the film's producer. His 1982 song "Dream Away" is played in the end credits.
26th Feb '17 9:00:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Often portrayed as a bad guy, usually ''the'' bad guy, in various adaptations of the Iliad/Trojan War, here Greek King Agamemnon is portrayed as a noble hero. It helps that he's played by SeanConnery. May also count as a HistoricalHeroUpgrade.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Often portrayed as a bad guy, usually ''the'' bad guy, in various adaptations of the Iliad/Trojan War, here Greek King Agamemnon is portrayed as a noble hero. It helps that he's played by SeanConnery.Creator/SeanConnery. May also count as a HistoricalHeroUpgrade.



* AllJustADream: The film hints that the entire film is Kevin's dream. Both strange occurrences happen just as Kevin dozes off to go to bed, first with a mysterious knight who is a poster figure on Kevin's wall, then when the dwarves arrive. [[spoiler: It's seemingly bizarrely subverted. At the end, Kevin apparently wakes up in his bed as his house is burning down, but finds he still has all the photographs he took on his journey, and his parents blow up after touching a piece of the Evil Genius that found its way back with him. Also, a fireman looking suspiciously like Agamemnon (also played by SeanConnery) gives him a knowing wink just before leaving. Even the conclusion may be a part of the dream, as hinted by George Harrison's end credits song "Dream Away".]]

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* AllJustADream: The film hints that the entire film is Kevin's dream. Both strange occurrences happen just as Kevin dozes off to go to bed, first with a mysterious knight who is a poster figure on Kevin's wall, then when the dwarves arrive. [[spoiler: It's seemingly bizarrely subverted. At the end, Kevin apparently wakes up in his bed as his house is burning down, but finds he still has all the photographs he took on his journey, and his parents blow up after touching a piece of the Evil Genius that found its way back with him. Also, a fireman looking suspiciously like Agamemnon (also played by SeanConnery) Creator/SeanConnery) gives him a knowing wink just before leaving. Even the conclusion may be a part of the dream, as hinted by George Harrison's Music/GeorgeHarrison's end credits song "Dream Away".]]
20th Jan '17 8:58:01 PM WildeOscar
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** Randall's good at this. He also says "nothing can go wrong" about two seconds before a giant walks off with the boat they're all on as a hat.
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