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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Cast overview:
Graham Chapman ... Second Barber / Colin 'Bomber' Harris / Pope's Servant / Abe Seagull / Silly Walker / Inspector Praline / The Colonel / Nobby Hegel / Second Yorkshireman / Abuser / Lecturer / A humble woodcutter / Son / Mountie
John Cleese ... First Barber / Wrestling commentator / Pope Julius II / Silly Olympiad commentator #1 / Mr. Teabag / Silly Walker / Lenin / Albatross vendor / Archimedes / Mr. Barnard / Man in white suit / Little Red Riding Hood / Church policeman / Voice of God / Mountie
Terry Gilliam ... Third Barber / Mao Zedong / Constable Parrot / Kant / I've got two legs singer / Demonstrator #3 / Man with beans / Mountie
Eric Idle ... Michelangelo / Brewer / First Bruce / First Judge / 'World Forum' Host / Arthur Nudge / Socrates / First Yorkshireman / Mr. Smoketoomuch / Husband / Lumberjack
Terry Jones ... Fourth Barber / Referee / Anti-racism singer / Silly olympiad commentator #2 / Laparche / Silly Walker / Karl Marx / Mr. Hilton / Albatross Person / Man with hat / Third Yorkshireman / Demonstrator #2 / Wife / Mountie
Michael Palin ... Polinski / Emcee / Third Bruce / Mr.Stagback / Silly Walker / Second Judge / Che Guevara / Nietzsche / Soccer commentator / Fourth Yorkshireman / Argument customer / Mr. Bounder / Demonstrator #1 / Storyteller / Detective-Parson / Mountie
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... Second Bruce / Carl Weetabix / Idiot / Detective-Other
Carol Cleveland ... Female Bruce / Mrs. Two-Lumps / Rita / Argument secretary / Travel agency secretary / Best Girl
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A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Never before in the history of human civilization has there been a movie called "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl"


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monty Python i Hollywood See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$327,958, 27 June 1982

Gross USA:

$327,958
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the 'Lecture of the History of Japing', specifically, the 'Custard Pie' sequence, Terry Gilliam doesn't get hit at all by any of the pies whereas Michael Palin is hit once during the 'Three Course Complex' along with John Cleese during the surprise at the end, and Terry Jones is utterly clobbered by multiple pies. See more »

Goofs

Video cameraman can be seen as John Cleese wanders through the crowd during the "Albatross" sketch, just before Terry Jones approaches him. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Smoketoomuch: Good morning!
Travel agency secretary: Oh, good morning! Have you come to arrange a holiday or would you like a blowjob?
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening also features spanning shots of the audience, including some obvious die-hard Monty Python fanatics. Amongst them are someone dressed as a Spam vendor, someone dressed as Gumby (the Monty Python sketch character, not the green clay guy), and someone with a "Monty Python for President" sign. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Europe, a remastered widescreen DVD of the performance is available. In America, the special is a bonus feature in the Monty Python 16 Ton Box Set, but it is an older transfer that is in rough shape, and a cropped fullscreen format. The cropping is painfully obvious in the closing credits, with some of the text slightly cut off. See more »

Connections

Follows Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lumberjack Song
Written by Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Fred Tomlinson
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Surprisingly good for a filmed stage show
20 January 1999 | by nizSee all my reviews

Many of my favourites were here (including the classic travel agent sketch: "Kellogg's Bornflakes"). But many of my favourites were also in And Now For Something Completely Different, and I didn't really like that. Something about the live atmosphere made this work, the fits of giggles adding to the occasion, not detracting from it. Best of all was the brand new stuff - the Silly Olympics, the History of Slapstick etc. I wish I was there.


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