Labyrinth (1986)

USA, UK,
101m
35mm film, J-D-C Scope, colour, 2.35:1
Dolby Stereo, English

An American/British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson.

Premise

Petulant teenager Sarah wishes that she didn't have to babysit her infant brother only to have her wish granted when the baby is abducted by . Sarah must enter the labyrinth and find her way to the castle of Jareth the Goblin King before he turn her brother into a goblin…

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Jim Henson
© Copyright 1986 Labyrinth Enterprises
Henson Associates, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. present a Jim Henson film. Made by Henson Organization Ltd.
Executive Producers: George Lucas
Executive Supervising Producer: David Lazer
Produced by: Eric Rattray
Screenplay by: Terry Jones
Story by: Dennis Lee and Jim Henson
Novel from Henry Holt and Co.
Director of Photography: Alex Thomson
Editor: John Grover
Score Composed by: Trevor Jones
Unit Sound Mixer: Peter Sutton
Wardrobe Supervisor: Betty Adamson
Make-Up Supervisor: Wally Schneiderman
Chief Hairdresser: Barbara Ritchie
Creature Design and Supervision by: Brian Froud
Painted Mattes by: Industrial Light and
Production Designer: Elliot Scott

Cast
David Bowie (Jareth)
Jennifer Connelly (Sarah)
Toby Froud (Toby)
Shelley Thompson (stepmother)
Christopher Malcolm (father)
Natalie Finland (fairy)
Shari Weiser, Brian Henson (Hoggle) voice: Brian Henson
Ron Mueck, Rob Mills (Ludo) voice: Ron Mueck
Dave Goelz, David Barclay (Didymus) voice: David Shaughnessy
Karen Prell (the worm) voice: Timothy Bateson
Frank Oz (the wiseman) voice: Michael Hordern
Dave Goelz (the hat) voice: David Shaughnessy
Karen Prell (the junk lady) voice: Denise Bryer
Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Anthony Asbury, Dave Goelz (the four guards) voices: Anthony Jackson, Douglas Blackwell, David Shaughnessy, Timothy Bateson
Anthony Asbury (right door knocker) voice: David Healy
Dave Goelz (left door knocker) voice: Robert Beatty
Kevin Clash with David Barclay, Toby Philpott (firey 1) voice: Kevin Clash
Karen Prell with Ron Mueck, Ian Thom (firey 2) voice: Charles Augins
Dave Goelz with Rob Mills, Sherry Amott, Danny John-Jules (Firey 3) voice: Danny John-Jules
Steve Whitmire with Cheryl Henson, Kevin Bradshaw (Firey 4) voice: Danny John-Jules
Anthony Asbury with Alistair Fullarton, Rollin Krewson (Firey 5) voice: Richard Bodkin
Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash (Ambrosius) voice: Percy Edwards

Alternative Titles

Labyrinth dove tutto è possibile – Italy
Reise ins Labyrinth, Die – Germany

See also
Inside the Labyrinth (1986)

References

Periodicals

  • Interzone no.19, Spring 87) p.32 – review (by Nick Lowe)
  • Melody Maker 21 June 1986 p.29 – illustrated review
  • Première February 1987 p.14 – illustrated review (by Jean-Paul Chaillet)
  • Screen International no.529 (4-11 January 1986) p.4 – credits (UK production '85 – special report)

Books

  • The Best 80s Movies by Helen O'Hara pp.116-117 – illustrated review
  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.220 – credits, review
  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.312
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.277-278
  • Variety Science-Fiction Movies by Julian Brown (ed.) p.64 – illustrated credits, review