Search results for "Michael Palin"


Brazil (1985)

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating ...  (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  •  Craig Warnock  •  Sean Connery  •  Shelley Duvall

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

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

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

DVD release: Nov 2012

Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to ...  (more)

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

The Seventh Python (2008)

Sean Connors Films, Ltd. Presents a Frozen Pictures production of The Seventh Python, a nonfiction musical feature film based on the life, work and unplanned career of musical ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Burt Kearns
CAST:  Neil Innes  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle  •  Terry Jones