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
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Magic Christian is: antiestablishmentarian, antibellum, antitrust, antiseptic, antibiotic, antisocial & antipasto.
Did You Know?
Guy Grand suborns the Oxford boat crew into cheating during the boat race. Graham Chapman
(who appears in the scene) was a graduate of Cambridge University and, given the Oxford-Cambridge rivalry, most likely would have appreciated the idea that the Oxford crew could be corrupted. 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
[speaking with the Oxford crew, before the annual Boat Race
We have come here, in fact, to make you a very interesting offer...
Youngman Grand, Esq.
[as the whole crew laughs
I think... I think they're trying to bribe us!
[giving a matter-of-fact look
Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers
Mad About the Boy
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