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A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

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An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Chapman / Narrator (voice)
John Cleese / Exploding Don / David Frost (voice)
Terry Jones / Graham's Mother / Biggles / Anatomy Don / Enormous Peter (voice)
Michael Palin / Graham's Father / Interview Don #1 / Hibbern / Queen Mother (voice)
Interview Don #2 / Dr One Across / Pilot / Aleister Crowley / Jose (voice)
Masseuse / Singing Telegram / Stewardess (voice)
David Sherlock (voice)
Oscar Wilde (voice)
Rob Buckman ...
Jamielisa Jacquemin ...
Diana Kent ...
Uncle Lloyd (voice)
Peter Dickson ...
Margarita Doyle ...
Vomiting Sylvia Krystel (voice)


An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Still Dead, And Now in 3D


Animation | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and crude sexual content including graphic animated sequences, language and some violent images | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 February 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Autobiografía de un mentiroso  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,102 (USA) (2 November 2012)


$5,102 (USA) (2 November 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where Graham is advised by (top British royal) The Queen Mother to go on a tour of New Zealand while at medical college actually happened in real life. Animators drawing the sequence showed the Queen Mum wearing a wide hat and pale green dress. Subsequently, home movie footage emerged of her visit taken by Graham on the day, in which the Queen Mum is seen wearing an uncannily similar wide hat and pale green dress. The footage appears in the documentary which accompanies the film, called 'Anatomy of a Liar'. See more »


Sigmund Freud's name is misspelled as "Seigmund Freud" in the opening title sequence and closing credits. See more »


References Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982) See more »


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A disappointing mess
6 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Was this film put together by several committees? What a disappointing 'tribute' to a great talent! The animation styles were all over the place. Nothing cohesive. It was as if multiple committees of individuals, who never met, had decided to produce different parts of the film without consulting each other. It looks like multiple animation 'artists' were trying to show off their styles of animation without respect to the purpose of the film. What a visual mess! Such a disappointing 'tribute'(?!) to one of the greatest talents in British comedy. It is a disappointing example of 'style over content' A thoroughly disappointing film :-(

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