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Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Terry Gilliam's surreal Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information, where frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality. Then the worst occurs - a mistake in the system. Before he knows it, Sam meets the girl of his dreams and finds himself in a nightmare world of renegade heating engineers, storm troopers, terrorists and torturers. Show less


Sam Lowry:
Jonathan Pryce
Harry Tuttle:
Robert De Niro
Mrs Ida Lowry:
Katherine Helmond
Mr Kurtzmann:
Ian Holm
Jack Lint:
Michael Palin
Mr Warrenn:
Ian Richardson
Mr Helpmann:
Peter Vaughan
Jill Layton:
Kim Greist
Terry Gilliam
Dr Jaffe:
Jim Broadbent
Mrs Terrain:
Barbara Hicks
Ray Cooper
Girl Buttle:
Prudence Oliver
Arrest Official:
Simon Jones
Nigel Planer
TV Commercial Presenter:
Terence Bayler
MOI Lobby Porter:
Gorden Kaye
Bespectacled Lurker:
Bill Wallis
Old Lady with Dog:
Ann Way
Black Maria Guard:
Don Henderson
Arnon Milchan

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