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General Information

Poster for Absolutely Anything
  • Directed by

    Terry Jones

  • Screenplay by

    Terry Jones and Gavin Scott

  • Theatrical Release Date

    August 14, 2015 (UK) Pushed back from July, 2015 | February 13, 2015

  • DVD/Blu-ray Release Date

    December 7, 2015 (UK - region 2)

  • Theatrical Release Date (US)

    May 12, 2017

  • Production Companies

    Phoenix Pictures
    Bill and Ben Productions

  • Distribution Company

    Lionsgate Films (UK)
    Atlas Distribution

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Dennis the Dog (voice)

  • Terry Gilliam

    Alien (voice)

  • John Cleese

    Alien (voice)

  • Michael Palin

    Alien (voice)

  • John Oliver

    Alien (voice)

  • Simon Pegg

    Neil Clarke

Summary

The Pythons will be voicing the key roles as a group of aliens who endow an earthling with the power to do "absolutely anything" to see what a mess he'll make of things - which is precisely what happens. There's also a talking dog named Dennis who seems to understand more about the mayhem that ensues than anyone else does.

Trailer

Clip

Statement from the production team

"Contrary to reports, we are able to confirm that Robin Williams completed his voice recording for the role of Dennis," say Bill Jones and Ben Timlett in a statement. "Everyone on the Absolutely Anything team was distraught to hear the sad news and we send our condolences to Robin's family."

Gallery

Comments

A comedy of intergalactic proportions

Great power. Total irresponsibility.

Filming Info

  • Dates

    March 24 2014 - May 12, 2014

  • Location

    UK (Pinewood Studios)

International Release Dates

  • France
    Iceland
    Philippines

    August 12, 2015

  • UK
    Ireland
    Norway
    Poland

    August 14, 2015

  • Greece
    Republic of Macedonia
    Portugal

    August 20, 2015

  • Vietnam

    August 21, 2015

  • Sweden

    August 28, 2015

  • Singapore

    September 10, 2015

  • Australia

    October 22, 2015

  • USA

    May 12, 2017

Extra Info

It took some time for Williams to get to a place where he and the filmmakers were happy with his performance.

"What was interesting was he started off doing it one way — tried it, it didn’t quite work," said Medavoy. "Then, the [filmmakers] came over from London. He tried it again. And then I was driving I think to one of my kids' basketball games and he called and he said, 'I just had an inspiration. I just figured out how to do it.'"

"It was a great idea," noted Medavoy. In order to make sure it made the film, Medavoy said that Williams shouldered the considerable expense to rent out a studio to record his role one final time. "It's in the movie."

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