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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1-Apr-1983)

Director: Terry Jones

Writers: Graham Chapman; John Cleese; Terry Gilliam; Eric Idle; Terry Jones; Michael Palin

Keywords: Comedy, Comedy Sketches, Obesity

In their final film, the Monty Python troupe explores three stages of life: birth, growth, and death. Sketches include "Every Sperm Is Sacred", "Live Organ Transplants", and most infamously, "Mr. Creosote." Won Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Includes the outstanding short The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Graham Chapman
8-Jan-1941 4-Oct-1989 Monty Python's King Arthur
John Cleese
27-Oct-1939   Monty Python
Carol Cleveland
13-Jan-1942   Monty Python's Flying Circus
Matt Frewer
4-Jan-1958   Max Headroom
Terry Gilliam
Film Director
22-Nov-1940   Monty Python alumnus, Brazil
Eric Idle
29-Mar-1943   Monty Python
Simon Jones
27-Jul-1950   Arthur Dent on radio Hitchhiker's Guide
Terry Jones
1-Feb-1942   Monty Python
Michael Palin
5-May-1943   Monty Python
Patricia Quinn
28-May-1944   The Rocky Horror Picture Show


Review by Dave Meloche (posted on 18-Sep-2005)

Monty Python fans will love this one...

This movie takes pot shots at childbirth, Catholic methods of birth control, Corporate America's compassion for Older Workers, and a lot more... including sex ed; a Soccer match, the way a person dies, and more...

The "best" (?) scene in the picture is the World's Fattest Man eating at a familiar Dining Establishment... You will Laugh and gag at the same time on this scene...HILARIOUS!

If you are not a Python fan, you will be before it's over, or "I AM DEATH" will get you, period! A Great film in the Monty Python Humor genre...

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