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The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

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The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and ... See full summary »

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The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and others. The show also includes musical numbers by Eric Clapton, Sting, Donovan and Bob Geldof. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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23 September 1982 (Australia)  »

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O horos tou xefonimenou mystikou batsou  »

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The movie was the first box-office hit in the USA for Miramax Films. In a 10th June 2000 Hollywood Reporter interview with Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, they said, "Back in 1982 when we were starting Miramax Films, Martin Lewis was the producer of what became our first hit movie - The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982) starring the Monty Pythons. Martin had a background in publicity and marketing and came up with a great campaign for the movie, creating a huge buzz and getting us free publicity, which was crucial to the film's success. We learned a lot about publicity and marketing from our experience with Martin Lewis". See more »

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Reginald Prawnbaum: The worker bees, on the other hand, have a much longer...
The Crazy Interviewer: Sush!
Reginald Prawnbaum: Do you want me to stop?
The Crazy Interviewer: Yes, you were just about to say "life"... QUACK!
Reginald Prawnbaum: I wasn't!
The Crazy Interviewer: [Almost laughing] Well I'm so sorry. Please, continue.
Reginald Prawnbaum: As I was saying, the worker bees have a much longer life.
The Crazy Interviewer: QUACK!
Reginald Prawnbaum: I'm sorry! I'm sorry! It's just... you've got me rather rattled now!
The Crazy Interviewer: Ssshh.
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Crazy Credits

In the version that has segments from the first and second shows, Michael Palin interrupts the credits to sell various "Secret Policeman's" products to the viewer (profits going to Amnesty International). See more »

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Followed by Amnesty International's Big 30 (1991) See more »

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Funny show with a funny name!
2 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is really good stuff! If you feel like laughing a bit, ok then, a lot, well, actually until you almost choke... this is the thing for you to watch!

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball consists of many very different sketches performed by various comedians, i.e the Pythons, and other celebrities. It really is hilarious. But then again what could you expect from a show with that name?!


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