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Life of Brian -- Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

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Graham Chapman (written by) &
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Release Date:
17 August 1979 (USA) See more »
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A motion picture destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilized world. And severely annoy the other third. See more »
Plot:
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of the top 10 of all time See more (328 total) »


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Also Known As:
"Monty Python's Life of Brian" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
94 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2007) | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:18 (DVD re-rating) (2008) | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) (1981-2002) | Finland:K-16 (1988) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1980) | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 (re-rating) | Ireland:18 (uncut) (1987) | Ireland:(Banned) (1979-1987) | Italy:T (1991) | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:MG6 (DVD) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:11 (re-rating) (2004) | Norway:(Banned) (1980) | Norway:18 (1980) (re-rating on appeal) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:(Banned) | Spain:12 (DVD release) | Spain:T (DVD release) | Spain:13 (DVD release) (theatrical release) | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video) (1988) | USA:R (certificate #25719)

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Trivia:
Spike Milligan was on holiday in Tunisia while the film was being shot. When the Python team realized he was nearby, they offered him a part in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: A camera shadow appears on Brian the first time people chase him, thinking he's the messiah.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Wise Man #1:Ahem!
Brian's mother:Oh!
[falls over in chair]
Brian's mother:Who are you?
Wise Man #2:We are three wise men.
Brian's mother:What?
Wise Man #1:We are three wise men.
Brian's mother:Well, what are you doing creeping around a cow shed at two o'clock in the morning? That doesn't sound very wise to me.
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Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: Dies iraeSee more »

86 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
One of the top 10 of all time, 30 May 1999
Author: JerBear-2 from Ouachita National Forest

True, my tastes are eclectic. This movie is so incredibly clever and thought provoking that it's not surprising that it raised so many hackles. Plus, it's as fast paced and funny as a Marx Brothers movie without the musical breaks. You can watch it 20 times and you'll still sing at the end. Undoubtedly one of the top 10!!

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