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 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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Did You Know?
The role of Youngman Grand was originally offered to John Lennon
, who was tempted to perform the role but eventually had to decline due to legal difficulties related to his October, 1968 arrest for possession of marijuana. Lennon's Beatles band mate Ringo Starr
- who was hoping to pursue a career as an actor after having received favorable reviews for his performance in the 1964 Beatles film A Hard Day's Night
(1964) - stepped into the role intended for Lennon. 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
[on being told a Rembrandt might fetch £10,000 at auction
In that case my final offer is thirty.
Thirty - thousand - pounds? Shit! I beg your pardon, I do beg your pardon.
Referenced in The Fifth Element
Carry On To Tomorrow
Written by Tom Evans
(as Tom) & Pete Ham
Recorded by Badfinger
(as Bad Finger) See more