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Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen (1998)

This reunion show features the five surviving members of Monty Python, with Graham Chapman's ashes in attendance. The Pythons look back at their work and receive an American Film Industry ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Klein ... Himself - Host
John Cleese ... Himself / Various Roles
Terry Gilliam ... Himself / Various Roles
Eric Idle ... Himself / Various Roles
Terry Jones ... Himself / Various Roles
Michael Palin ... Himself / Various Roles
Graham Chapman ... Himself / Various Roles (archive footage)
Eddie Izzard ... Himself / Monty Python Imposter
Carol Cleveland ... Various Roles (archive footage)
Cathleen Summers Cathleen Summers ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Stone ... Himself
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This reunion show features the five surviving members of Monty Python, with Graham Chapman's ashes in attendance. The Pythons look back at their work and receive an American Film Industry award. It also features some memorable moments, including when Gilliam "accidently" kicked over the urn. Hosted by Robert Klein and featuring a cameo by Eddie Izzard.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

US Comedy Arts Festival Tribute to Monty Python See more »

Filming Locations:

Aspen, Colorado, USA

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1.33 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the 2-disc DVD entitled "Monty Python Live!" See more »

Goofs

The host of the show claims that Monty Python made four movies (And Now for Something Completely Different, Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life). They actually made five movies; he forgot about the Hollywood Bowl live film. See more »

Quotes

Eric Idle: So we went to Germany on a writing recce, who's heard of a writing recce? They picked us up at the airport and drove us straight to Dachau. All the way there, they kept denying they knew what it was. 'What camp? There is no camp here'. And we got there and it was closing and Graham said 'tell them we're jewish'. And they let us in.
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References And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) See more »

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9 July 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Live at Aspen" reunites the five remaining Pythons (the sixth one, Graham Chapman, also "appears" in the form of his ashes - a gimmick that is both macabre and moving) on stage for the first time in about 16 years. But although it's included in the same DVD ("Monty Python Live!") with "Live at the Hollywood Bowl", it's not really a live show. It's more of a documentary / tribute. It's nice to see that the Pythons still haven't lost their bad taste and unpredictability, and their fans will no doubt enjoy the archival footage from their movies and TV shows. It's a nice tribute and a minor diversion, but I got the feeling it could (and should) have been a lot meatier. (**1/2)


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