Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire. They leave no stone unturned as sporting events, restaurants, art galleries, and traditional pheasant hunts turn into lurid displays of bad manners and profiteering. Things climax at the social event of the season, the inaugural voyage of the new pleasure cruiser The Magic Christian. Written by
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The world's richest man and the world's poorest boy are getting it ready now...and everybody, everywhere, will be a little worse off for it.
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Grand refers disparagingly to prospective "Magic Christian" passengers Simon and Deborah Devonshire as being "hardly Burke's"; a reference to "Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage", an authoritative genealogy guide to British blue-blood families. See more
At Auchengillen Station, Guy Grand's car is blocked by a police car which pulls to a halt across its path. After a brief conversation, Grand's car drives off unimpeded. The Police Car has shifted to the side. See more
Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE
[voiceover, as a £10 note appears onscreen
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what is commonly known as money. It comes in all sizes, colours, and denominations - like people. We'll be using quite a bit of it in the next two hours... luckily I have enough for ALL of us.
References Men in White
Rock of All Ages
Written by Tom Evans
(as Tom) Pete Ham
(as Pete) & Mike Gibbins
Recorded by Badfinger
(as Bad Finger) See more