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Life of Brian (1979)

R 1979-08-17 (US) Comedy 1h 34m
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He's not the messiah...he's just a naughty boy.


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 scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

  1. Terry Jones

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John Cleese


  3. Terry Gilliam


  4. Eric Idle


  5. Michael Palin


  6. Graham Chapman


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  1. Graham Chapman

    Graham Chapman

    Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus

  2. John Cleese

    John Cleese

    Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur

  3. Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam

    Man Even Further Forward / Revolutionary / Jailer / Blood and Thunder Prophet / Frank / Audience Member / Crucifee

  4. Eric Idle

    Eric Idle

    Mr. Cheeky / Stan 'Loretta' / Harry the Haggler / Culprit Woman / Warris / Intensely Dull Youth / Jailer's Assistant / Otto / Lead Singer Crucifee

  5. Terry Jones

    Terry Jones

    Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the Holy Man / Bob Hoskins / Saintly Passer-by / Alarmed Crucifixion Assistant

  6. Michael Palin

    Michael Palin

    Wise Man #3 / Mr. Big Nose / Francis / Mrs. A / Ex-Leper / Announcer / Ben / Pontius Pilate / Boring Prophet / Eddie / Shoe Follower / Nisus Wettus

  7. Terence Bayler

    Terence Bayler


  8. Carol Cleveland

    Carol Cleveland

    Mrs. Gregory

  9. Kenneth Colley

    Kenneth Colley


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Life of Brian
Life of Brian

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $20,700,000.00


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