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Release Date:
23 September 1982 (Australia) See more »
The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Rowan Atkinson ... Himself / Various Roles

Jeff Beck ... Himself

Alan Bennett ... Himself / Various Roles
John Bird ... Himself / Various Roles
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Himself / Various Characters
Jasper Carrott ... Himself
Doreen Chanter ... The Secret Policeman Choir

Graham Chapman ... Himself / Various Roles

Eric Clapton ... Himself

John Cleese ... Himself / Various Roles

Phil Collins ... Himself

Billy Connolly ... Himself

Peter Cook ... Himself / Various Roles
Chris Cross ... The Secret Policeman Choir

Donovan ... Himself

Sheena Easton ... The Secret Policeman Choir
Johnnie Fingers ... Himself (as Johnny Fingers)

John Fortune ... Himself / Various Roles

Bob Geldof ... Himself

Barry Humphries ... Himself / Various Roles
Neil Innes ... Himself

Chris Langham ... Himself / Various Roles
Micky Moody ... The Secret Policeman Choir

Michael Palin ... Himself / Various Roles

David Rappaport ... Various
Griff Rhys Jones ... Himself / Various Roles
Tom Robinson ... The Secret Policeman Choir

Alexei Sayle ... Himself

Pamela Stephenson ... Herself / Various Roles

Sting ... Himself
Daryl Stuermer ... Various
Linda Taylor ... The Secret Policeman Choir
Danny Thompson ... Various
Midge Ure ... The Secret Policeman Choir
John Wells ... Himself / Various Roles
Maynard Williams ... Various

Victoria Wood ... Herself

Directed by
Julien Temple 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Terence Dackombe  contributing writer

Produced by
Corky Burger .... producer
Roger Graef .... producer
Michael Hamlyn .... associate producer
Martin Lewis .... producer
Peter Walker .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... producer
Harvey Weinstein .... producer
John Cleese .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Oliver Stapleton 
Film Editing by
Andy Attenburrow  (as Andy Attenburrough)
Geoff Hogg 
Thomas Schwalm 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Cleese .... assistant director
Sound Department
Chris Munro .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
John Metcalfe .... camera operator
Simon Ransley .... camera operator
Music Department
John Altman .... musical director
Alan Brewer .... music mixer
Larry Jackson .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
UK:99 min | USA:91 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | UK:AA (theatrical rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R

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Members of the popular Monty Python troupe appearing in this show included Michael Palin, John Cleese and Graham Chapman.See more »
Reginald Prawnbaum:[Rolling his eyes] While the worker bees...
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The Crazy Interviewer:Ssshh.
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Reginald Prawnbaum:...pollen.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Funny show with a funny name!, 2 July 1999
Author: Nezy

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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