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 <email@example.com>
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?
Sellers wanted to film the final scene, of the vat of manure, at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Sellers, Starr, their families, entourage, and some of the film's production team traveled to New York on the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2. John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
hoped to join them and travel to the United States, but were not allowed, due to Lennon's being denied a US visa (lookalikes were filmed boarding instead). The footage at the Statue of Liberty was not used, and no filming was done on the ship. See more
In the "free money scene", Guy Grand accepts a delivery of "100 gallons of blood, 200 gallons of urine, 500 cubic feet of animal manure", but the tanker truck and the vat it fills hold many thousands of gallons. See more
Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE
[as he and Youngman admire a painting
I like school of Rembrandt.
Youngman Grand, Esq.
St. Rembrandt's High.
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