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 there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world's most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.

  1. Terry Jones

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Terry Gilliam

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Eric Idle


  4. John Cleese


  5. Graham Chapman


  6. Michael Palin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam

    Diverse Rollen

  2. Graham Chapman

    Graham Chapman

    Diverse Rollen

  3. John Cleese

    John Cleese

    Diverse Rollen

  4. Eric Idle

    Eric Idle

    Diverse Rollen

  5. Terry Jones

    Terry Jones

    Diverse Rollen

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The Meaning of Life
The Meaning of Life


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Status Released

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  • March 31, 1983


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

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