Jim Henson (1986)

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Our Score
The Muppet team heads into Alice in Wonderland territory here, as Jennifer Connelly casts her younger brother into the Goblin King's clutches and has only hours to rescue him from a castle maze. With plenty of fuzzball gremlins and cute sugar plum fairies to keep the children amused - and David Bowie's Tina Turner wig to tickle the adults Jim Henson's cheery panto (written by Monty Python's Terry Jones) is weak on suspense and thrills, but still entertains as firm fantasy fun. Bowie recorded five songs for the soundtrack, with Underground giving him a Top 30 hit.


A teenager wishes her baby brother would be taken away, only to have her request granted by a band of goblins and their sinister king. She regrets her decision and sets out to rescue him, but to reach the castle where he is being held, she must find her way through a magical maze full of strange creatures. Jim Henson's fantasy adventure, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.

Cast & Crew

Jareth, King of the Goblins David Bowie
Sarah Jennifer Connelly
Toby Toby Froud
Stepmother Shelley Thompson
Father Christopher Malcolm
Fairy Natalie Finland
Hoggle Brian Henson
Wiseman Michael Hordern
Ambrosius Percy Edwards
Director Jim Henson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Children's Music