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Writers:
Graham Chapman (written by) &
John Cleese (written by) ...
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Release Date:
23 May 1975 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
You can do worse than see it. See more »
Plot:
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ingenious See more (628 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Graham Chapman ... King Arthur / Voice of God / Middle Head / Hiccoughing Guard

John Cleese ... Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Lancelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter

Eric Idle ... Dead Collector / Peasant 1 / Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot / First Swamp Castle Guard / Concorde / Roger the Shrubber / Brother Maynard

Terry Gilliam ... Patsy / Green Knight / Old Man from Scene 24 (Bridgekeeper) / Sir Bors / Animator / Gorrilla Hand

Terry Jones ... Dennis's Mother / Sir Bedevere / Left Head / Prince Herbert / Cartoon Scribe (voice)

Michael Palin ... First Swallow-Savvy Guard / Dennis / Peasant 2 / Right Head / Sir Galahad the Pure / Narrator / King of Swamp Castle / Brother Maynard's Brother / Leader of The Knights Who Say NI!

Connie Booth ... The Witch

Carol Cleveland ... Zoot / Dingo
Neil Innes ... First Monk / Singing Minstrel / Page Crushed by the Rabbit / Peasant #4
Bee Duffell ... Old Crone
John Young ... Dead Body / Historian Frank
Rita Davies ... Historian's Wife
Avril Stewart ... Dr. Piglet
Sally Kinghorn ... Dr. Winston
Mark Zycon ... Prisoner
Elspeth Cameron ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Mitsuko Forstater ... Girl in Castle Anthrax

Sandy Johnson ... Knight of Ni / Villager at Witch Burning / Musician at Wedding / Monk / Knight in Battle
Sandy Rose ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Romilly Squire ... Musician at Wedding / Villager at Witch Burning
Joni Flynn ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Alison Walker ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Loraine Ward ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Anna Lanski ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Sally Coombe ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Vivienne MacDonald ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Yvonne Dick ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Daphne Darling ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Fiona Gordon ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Gloria Graham ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Judy Lamb ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Tracy Sneddon ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Sylvia Taylor ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Joyce Pollner ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
Mary Allen ... Girl in Castle Anthrax
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Julian Doyle ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Margarita Doyle ... Peasant (uncredited)
Charles Knode ... Camp Guard / Robin's Minstrel (uncredited)
Zack Matalon ... Guard who Falls into Barrels (uncredited)
William Palin ... Sir Not-Appearing-in-this-Film (uncredited)
Tom Raeburn ... Guard Eating Apple (uncredited)
Roy Forge Smith ... Inspector End of Film (uncredited)
Maggie Weston ... Page-turner (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Gilliam 
Terry Jones 
 
Writing credits
Graham Chapman (written by) &
John Cleese (written by) &
Eric Idle (written by) &
Terry Gilliam (written by) &
Terry Jones (written by) &
Michael Palin (written by)

Produced by
Mark Forstater .... producer
John Goldstone .... executive producer
Michael White .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Terry Bedford (lighting cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
John Hackney 
 
Production Design by
Roy Forge Smith  (as Roy Smith)
 
Costume Design by
Hazel Pethig 
 
Makeup Department
Pam Luke .... makeup artist
Pearl Rashbass .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Julian Doyle .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Harrison .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Graham Bullock .... painter
Roy Cannon .... property man
Nobby Clark .... carpenter
Philip Cowlam .... assistant art director
Bob Devine .... carpenter
Bill Harman .... construction manager
Mike Kennedy .... property man
Tom Raeburn .... property master
Jim N. Savery .... stagehand
Charles Torbett .... property master (as Charlie Torbett)
Brian Winterborn .... property buyer
Terry Gilliam .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philip Chubb .... sound maintenance
Ian Crafford .... sound effects
Bob Doyle .... sound assistant (as Robert Doyle)
John Foster .... dubbing editor
Godfrey Kirby .... boom swinger
Garth Marshall .... sound recordist
Hugh Strain .... sound mixer
Campbell Askew .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jean-Raphaël Dedieu .... sound effects editor (2001 theatrical re-release) (uncredited)
Nicolas Gaster .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Valerie Charlton .... special effects model maker
John Horton .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Julian Doyle .... special effects photography
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Atherton .... camera operator
Ray Hall .... camera grip
Kent Houston .... camera operator: rostrum camera
Terry Hunt .... chargehand electrician
Roger Pratt .... assistant camera
Ed Sullivan .... rigger
John Wellard .... camera focus
 
Animation Department
Lucinda Cowell .... assistant animator
Kate Hepburn .... assistant animator
Terry Gilliam .... animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Campbell Askew .... assistant editor (as Alexander Campbell Askew)
Nicolas Gaster .... assistant editor (as Nick Gaster)
Danielle Kochavi .... assistant editor
John Mister .... assistant editor
Brian Peachey .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Brian Brockwell .... accountant
Penny Eyles .... continuity
Leo Kharibian .... choreographer
John Waller .... fight director
John Waller .... period consultant
Christine Watt .... production secretary
Richard Burton .... double: Black Knight (uncredited)
Mark Zycon .... double: Eric Idle (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gary Cooper .... thanks
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mønti Pythøn ik den Høli Gräilen" - International (English title) (subtitle)
"Monty Python and Holy Grail" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (2001 re-release) | Mono (original release)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:18 | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (re-rating) (2001) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | New Zealand:M | Norway:16 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (Blu-ray) | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (video rating: 1988) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Two weeks before location shooting was scheduled to begin, the Scottish Department of the Environment withdrew permission for the Pythons to shoot within their castles, saying that the film's script would be "incompatible with the history and fabric" of the castles. The interiors of Camelot and Swamp Castle, and exteriors of Castle Anthrax, French Castle and the opening castle were all shot at Doune Castle (with various rooms redecorated and reused many times). Recently-rebuilt Castle Stalker was used for the Castle Aarrgg. Both of these were privately owned and could be used. The Constitutional Peasants' castle and Camelot are each 10ft high plywood models (hence Patsy's comment) which had a tendency to blow over in the middle of each take; hence the trailer shows another in-joke, with King Arthur knighting someone who just built a large castle but when the plywood building falls over Arthur stabs him.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The scene spoken of as Scene 24 is really Scene 13. The Bridge of Death scene (where the Old Man From Scene 24 makes his second appearance) is the real scene 24.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
King Arthur:Whoa, there!
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Soundtrack:
Homeward BoundSee more »

FAQ

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121 out of 166 people found the following review useful.
Ingenious, 19 July 2001
Author: Vicki (pop_mistress@yahoo.com.au) from Sydney, Australia

Monty Python have long been a source of amusement ...and from the opening scenes of this film with the never tiring *gallop gallop* of the two coconuts substituting horses it is so very easy to see why Monty Python and the Holy Grail will forever be classic that any aspiring comedian should view for FLAWLESS comedy...this film has everything one could wish for, 5 of the best comedians performing superb sketches in a feature length film..the one liners are memorable and the locations even more so...the rabbit is my favourite....arggggggggh!

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