Search results for "Michael Palin"


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

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

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 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

Arthur Christmas (2011) RT 92% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 2012

This Christmas movie highlights the technological advances of operations at the North Pole, revealing how Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Barry Cook  •  Sarah Smith
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  James McAvoy  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugh Laurie

Not the Messiah (2010)

Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian, which retells the tragic tale of Mandy, impregnated by a Roman soldier, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • History • Music
DIRECTION:  Aubrey Powell
CAST:  Eric Idle  •  Michael Palin  •  Terry Jones  •  Terry Gilliam

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

American Friends (1991) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Aug 1993

Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tristram Powell
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Connie Booth  •  Alfred Molina

A Private Function (1984) RT 100% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Jul 2005

Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Malcolm Mowbray
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Maggie Smith  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Denholm Elliott

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

DVD release: Sep 2003

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life is a 1983 musical comedy film by the Monty Python comedy team. Unlike the two previous films they had made, which had more or less each told ...  (more)

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




The Missionary (1982) RT Audience 43%

DVD release: Apr 2003

In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Maggie Smith  •  Trevor Howard  •  Denholm Elliott

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

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

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

DVD release: Mar 1999

In Terry Gilliam's fantastic voyage through time and space, a boy escapes from his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. On their journey, they ...  (more)

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

Life of Brian (1979)

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 ...  (more)

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

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

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

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

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

DVD release: Sep 1999

Monty Python and the Holy Grail loosely follows the legend of King Arthur. Arthur along with his squire, Patsy, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere ...  (more)

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