Monty Python's Life of Brian

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Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother (Terry Jones), the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate (Michael Palin) and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday August 17 1979
Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Terry Jones
Screenwriter: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman
Cast: Spike Milligan
Graham Chapman
Carol Cleveland
Terry Gilliam
Michael Palin
Terry Jones
Eric Idle
John Cleese
Neil Innes
George Harrison
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