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And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

PG | | Comedy | 22 August 1972 (USA)
An anthology of the best sketches from the first and second seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).

Director:

Ian MacNaughton

Writers:

Graham Chapman (screen foreplay & conception), John Cleese (screen foreplay & conception) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Graham Chapman ... Brother / Policeman / Defence attorney / British pedestrian / Mr. Harrison (Apricot) / The Colonel / 'Hell's Grannies' policeman / Jimmy Blankensop / Sir Edward Ross / Restaurant patron #1 / Letter Writer / Oliver St. John Mollusk / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
John Cleese ... Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / Self-Defence Teacher / Sir George Head / Policeman / Interviewer / Mr. Praline / Second General / Christopher Columbus / Mungo the Cook / Bank Robber / Accountant #2 (falling past the window) / Vocational Guidance Counselor / Vivian Smith Smythe Smith / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
Terry Gilliam ... Self-Defence Nun / Flasher / Uncle Sam / Caterpillar Man / Sign Holder / Conrad Poohs
Eric Idle ... Prosecutor / Marriage Counselor / Arthur Nudge / Self-defence student #4 (interested in pointed sticks) / 'Hell's Grannies' analyst / Arthur Wilson / Arthur Wilson Two / Nightclub Emcee / Linkman / First General / Restaurant Manager / Lingerie Shop Owner / Accountant #1 (falling past the window) / Fairy Godmother / Rita Fairbanks / Simon Zinc Trumpet Harris / Mountie / Lady With Cookbook
Terry Jones ... Stage Manager / Tobacconist / 2nd Hungarian Man / Squire / Self-defence student #3 / Tenant #1 / Flasher / Mouse Organist Ken Ewing / Fat Soldier / Waiter / Nude Organist / Brian / Nigel Incubator Jones
Michael Palin ... Gumby / Man with tape recorder / Phrasebook Author / Arthur Pewtey / Second self - defence student / Second Tenant / Lost His Wallet / Shrill Petrol Announcer / Milkman / Ernest Scribbler / Pet shop employee / Lumberjack / Headwaiter Gilberto / Herbert Anchovy / Blackmail Presenter / Gervais Brookhamster / Town Guild Lady
Carol Cleveland ... Dierdre Pewtey / Storyteller / Milkman Collector / Restaurant Patron #2 / Elsbeth
Connie Booth ... Voice of Self-Defence Nun / Best Girl
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A collection of re-filmed sketches from the first and second seasons of the cult television comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). Includes such classics as "Nudge, Nudge", "Hell's Grannies", "Killer Cars", "Dead Parrot", "Lumberjack Song", "Blackmail", and "Upper Class Twit of the Year". Written by Mr and Mrs and Mrs Zambesi <zambesi@nyphot.demon.co.uk>

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The story that's TOO BIG to keep quiet! The title that's too big for theatre marquees. See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

This movie's title was often used as a segue between skits on Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). See more »

Goofs

During the mountaineer sketch, Eric Idle clearly breaks character and suppresses laughter when John Cleese reads from the dictionary. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: In this picture, there are forty-seven people. None of them can be seen. In this film, we hope to show you how not to be seen. This is Mr E.R. Bradshaw of Napier Court, Black Lion Road, London, SE14. He cannot be seen. Now I'm going to ask him to stand up. Mr Bradshaw, will you stand up, please?
[Mr Bradshaw stands up and is shot]
Announcer: This demonstrates the value of not being seen.
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Crazy Credits

After the opening theme song, a "THE END" screen comes up, and stage manager Terry Jones apologises for the brevity of the film. See more »

Connections

Remake of Monty Python's Flying Circus: Whither Canada? (1969) See more »

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La Marseilleise
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Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Inspired Lunacy Of the Highest (or is it Lowest) Order!
21 February 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. *** John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. Raucous collection of skits and absurd humor by the master clowns of mocking mirth, Monty Python, from their iconoclastic television series that includes many hysterically funny moments especially The Twit of the Year bit. Inspired lunacy.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1972 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,979
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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