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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R  |   |  Documentary, Comedy  |  25 June 1982 (USA)
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

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A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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25 June 1982 (USA)  »

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SEK 3,266,795 (Sweden)
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Filmed in September 1980,this is a compilation of 5 shows. HBO filmed all the shows and intended to release the full 2 hour show,using the best versions of each sketch. Among the items missing are Terry Gilliam's "A Christmas Card" animation and Neil Innes performing "Stoop Solo" backed by Carol Cleveland as a three-headed backup singer. See more »

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In the German philosophers' soccer team there's Ludwig Wittgenstein, who is actually Austrian. See more »

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Fourth Yorkshireman: Cardboard box?
Third Yorkshireman: Yes.
Fourth Yorkshireman: You were lucky!
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At the very end of the film, the giant video screen changes from showing "The End" to "PISS OFF" which flashes repeatedly on the screen. See more »

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Follows Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971) See more »

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I'm the Urban Spaceman
Written by Neil Innes
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Live & raw, a unique experience for any Python-fan.
7 May 2002 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

First of all; it's just amazing seeing the legendary Pythons performing the most popular sketches live, in front of a huge audience, similar to a music concert. The crowd is so into it, they seem to know the lines by heart. Still, they just love it and it makes for a very special event with a fantastic atmosphere.

My favourite sketch (and it IS hard to pick just one!) is the "Church Police" sketch. Why? Because the otherwise super-professional Pythons can't keep from laughing themselves as things go slightly wrong. Just look when Terry Jones' wig comes right off as he jumps... They crack up. I have never seen that happen before, and every time I see it I laugh so hard it hurts.

If you have never seen the TV-series before, this may not seem as all that much of a great movie. But being an almost fanatical fan of the Pythons, seeing these sketches live is a wholly enjoyable experience.

The only sad thing is that most of us never attended the bloody thing. Nonetheless, this is a must see.


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