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Monty Python's Life of Brian

A brilliant parody from the British comedy group Monty Python about the history of (not Jesus but the boy born right next door to The Manger, Brian). A Terry Jones directed film from 1979 that has since gained cult status. What many fans don't know is that this movie might never have happened if not for the financial assistance of George Harrison (of The Beatles).

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Aug 17th, 1979
Budget: $4,000,000.00
Revenue: $20,045,115.00
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 94 Minutes
Genres: Comedy
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
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Monty Python's Life of Brian Main Cast

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Graham Chapman
Graham Chapman
plays Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggu…
John Cleese
John Cleese
plays Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Offici…
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
plays Man Even Further Forward / Revolu…
Eric Idle
Eric Idle
plays Mr. Cheeky / Stan (Loretta) / Har…
Terry Jones
Terry Jones
plays Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the H…
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the scene where the centurion is correcting Brian's slogan (from 'Romanes Eunt Domus' to 'Romani Ite Domum'), 'Domum' is incorrectly referred to as the locative case (which would be 'Domi'), when it is really the accusative of place (which drops the preposition 'Ad' from 'Ad Domum'). The sentence 'Romani Ite Domum' is correct, however.
  • Some of the snack items that Brian sells at the games: Wolf Nipple Chips, Dromedary Pretzels, Jaguar Ear Lobes, Tuscany Fried Bat and Otter Noses.
  • According to the diaries of Michael Palin a possible title was "Brian of Nazareth", which was strongly favored by Palin, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle. In the end this was never used, perhaps to avoid title comparisons with Jesus of Nazareth, whose leftover sets were used for filming parts of this film. However, when the film was released in Italy in the early 1990s, it was titled "Brian di Nazareth." For some reason, there was no mention that it was made in 1979. The success was such that And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) was also released theatrically.
  • The script was written in the Caribbean, where the Pythons hobnobbed with (among others) Keith Moon, the drummer from The Who Moon was slated to play a street prophet in the scene where Brian hides among them. Eric Idle saw Moon the night of his death, and remembers him expressing excitement about the role, which eventually went to Terry Jones. The script is dedicated to Moon.
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