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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Cast

  • Jonathan Pryce
  • Robert De Niro
  • Katherine Helmond
  • Ian Holm
  • Bob Hoskins
  • Michael Palin
  • Ian Richardson
  • Peter Vaughan
  • Kim Greist
  • Jim Broadbent

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Terry Gilliam): (burst): S.W.A.T. teams enter through the ceiling. Also at the diner.
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Goofs

  • Holly's hair has a big gap in her front bangs when she says her one line, whereas before her bangs were intact. Holly Gilliam did this on purpose in an effort to avoid working on the scene again because she despised the process of filming. It didn't work, and the result is the continuity error.
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Quotes

    • Sam Lowry: I only know you got the wrong man.
    • Jack Lint: Information Transit got the wrong man. I got the *right* man. The wrong one was delivered to me as the right man, I accepted him on good faith as the right man. Was I wrong?
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Metacritic

100

It's a glimmering hunk of fractured brilliance riddled with Orwellian paranoia encased in a production design seemingly pieced together from the shared dreams of Franz Kakfa and Salvador Dali, and shot from cruelly low angles.

Metacritic review by Wesley Morris
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
50

Perhaps it is not supposed to be clear; perhaps the movie's air of confusion is part of its paranoid vision. There are individual moments that create sharp images (shock troops drilling through a ceiling, De Niro wrestling with the almost obscene wiring and tubing inside a wall, the movie's obsession with bizarre duct work), but there seems to be no sure hand at the controls.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times