The Wind in the Willows (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wind in the Willows1996

The Wind in the Willows (1996)




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Movie Info

Four former Monty Python members were re-united for this live-action adaptation of the classic. With only slight physical changes to suggest animal characteristics, Mole and Rat set out to rescue Mr. Toad, who has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for a car accident.


John Cleese
as Mr. Toad's Lawyer
Stephen Fry
as The Judge
Julia Sawalha
as The Jailer's Daughter
Antony Sher
as Chief Weasel
Bernard Hill
as Engine Driver
Nigel Planer
as Car Salesman
Victoria Wood
as Tea-Lady
Robert Bathurst
as St. John Weasel
Richard James
as Geoffrey Weasel & Mole's Clock
Keith-Lee Castle
as Clarence Weasel
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
as Prosecution Counsel
Bernard Padden
as Clerk Of The Court
Sarah Crowden
as Samantha
Hugo Blick
as Justin
Peter Whitfield
as Detective 1
John Levitt
as Detective 2
John Boswall
as Elderly Gentleman
David Hatton
as Booking Clerk
Graham McTavish
as Drunken Weasel
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Critic Reviews for The Wind in the Willows

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

For those with an open mind and heart, the picture is a treasure worth savoring. Don't miss this delicate mixture of tenderness and whimsy.

November 24, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Delightfully clever Monty Pythonesque adapation of Kenneth Graham's children's classic.

August 26, 2002 | Full Review…

Creates a make-believe world that is hard to leave.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Wind in the Willows


Imaginative certainly but I have a gripe with the writer/director/actor messing around with Grahame's original story and adding silly things like a dog food factory. Should have stuck with the original novel and would have made the whole thing more magical rather than saturated Python for kids. The cast are all good though, with particular credit to Coogan and Sher. A missed opportunity.

David Sayers
David Sayers

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