I can't remember a fantasy movie I watched when I was young, but I can recall a group of strange persons. One is deaf who uses a cone to enhance his hearing. And another is a strong man who hurls cannon balls. And there is a flying ship. It may be a 90s or 80s movie.


Took me forever to find an image of the guy with the ear horn... but pretty sure this is The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, from 1988.

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The titular baron is a teller of tale tales, and in his stories has a travelling group that includes some pretty strange but talented friends, among them Eric Idle. He is actually telling his tales to a theater putting on a play, while the city outside is under siege.

  • And the cannonballs? – Valorum Nov 2 at 22:53
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    @Valorum - Uhhhh... Dunno really. Idle's character had the ball and chain, and cannonball riding was in there. Not finding a perfect fit there. But I really need to watch the movie again. – Radhil Nov 3 at 0:41
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    @Valorum, like Radhil said, the Baron rides on cannonballs. And another of his companions is a very strong man, who are one point throws a wrecked ship though the air, which is I suspect the OPs reason for thinking of flying ships. This movie was my first thought, too. – Xavon_Wrentaile Nov 3 at 1:19
  • This link could help the op define if this is the movie he is referring to: dangerousminds.net/comments/… – Dzyann Nov 3 at 10:46
  • After the climactic battle, the jubilant Albrecht (Winston Dennis) picks up a very large cannonball on the beach and tosses it straight up in the air. A couple of seconds later he catches it, loses his balance and falls laughing to the sand. – Beta Nov 3 at 19:36

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