And Almost Starring

Episode 85 - Time Bandits

July 12, 2022

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On this week’s listener request episode, we’re looking at everyone who almost starred in the delightful Terry Gilliam adventure/fantasy Time Bandits! Which future Gilliam star turned down Evil Genius? Which Oscar-winner was cast as Mrs. Ogre but had to drop out when she broke her leg? What would the proposed 90s sequel have looked like? And how gloriously bananas is that ending?? Also – we debate whether Sean Connery is recognizable by his gams alone, and Jeff goes on a furious rant against Garfield!

Time Bandits stars Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Malcolm Dixon, Mike Edmonds, Jack Purvis, Tiny Ross, Ian Holm, Sean Connery, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Shelly Duvall, Katherine Helmond, Peter Vaughan, and David Warner as Evil Genius; directed by Terry Gilliam

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