Search results for "Michael Palin"


Brazil (1985)

Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English. The film ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Jonathan Pryce  •  Robert De Niro  •  Katherine Helmond  •  Ian Holm

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) RT 93% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1998

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Michael Palin

The Rutles (1978)

The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Eric Idle  •  Gary Weis
CAST:  Eric Idle  •  John Halsey  •  Ricky Fataar  •  Neil Innes

And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

And Now for Something Completely Different is a film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring favourite sketches from the first two ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ian MacNaughton
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Graham Chapman  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Eric Idle

Fierce Creatures (1997) RT 53% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi  •  Robert Young
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Robert Lindsay

Jabberwocky (1977) RT 62% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Oct 2001

A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Harry H. Corbett  •  John Le Mesurier  •  Max Wall

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) RT 97% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1999

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam  •  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle  •  Michael Palin

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982) RT Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 concert film in which the Monty Python team perform many of their greatest sketches at the Hollywood Bowl, including several ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ian MacNaughton  •  Terry Hughes
CAST:  Terry Gilliam  •  John Cleese  •  Graham Chapman  •  Eric Idle

Life of Brian (1979)

Brian Cohen 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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Eric Idle

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) RT 90% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam  •  Terry Jones
CAST:  Terry Gilliam  •  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle




Time Bandits (1981) RT 91% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Sean Connery  •  Shelley Duvall  •  Katherine Helmond

The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983) RT Audience 91%

In the bleak days of 1983, the Crimson Permanent Assurance, an accountancy staffed by elderly workers much like a slave ship, has been taken over by efficiency-minded ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Sydney Arnold  •  Guy Bertrand  •  Andrew Bicknell  •  Ross Davidson

How to Irritate People (1969)

A pre-Monty Python mockumentary, written by and presented by John Cleese, that provides tips on learning how to really bug people.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ian Fordyce
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Tim Brooke-Taylor  •  Graham Chapman  •  Michael Palin

Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)

The first of the Amnesty International comedy benefit galas. The title is a play on the phrase at Her Majesty's pleasure (the show was performed at Her Majesty's Theatre, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION: 
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Alan Bennett  •  Graham Chapman  •  Peter Cook

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 1989

Following the success of the 1979 show and the financial benefits accruing to Amnesty from the spin-off movie, TV special and record albums – Cleese, Lewis and Walker planned ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Julien Temple  •  Roger Graef
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Jeff Beck  •  Alan Bennett  •  Graham Chapman

A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) RT 46% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Feb 2013

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python colleague Graham Chapman in this hilarious, 3-D animated adaptation of ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Documentary
DIRECTION:  Bill Jones  •  Jeff Simpson  •  Ben Timlett
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  Terry Gilliam  •  John Cleese  •  Michael Palin