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Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

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Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus
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Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur
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Man Even Further Forward / Revolutionary / Jailer / Blood & Thunder Prophet / Frank / Audience Member / Crucifee
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Mr. Cheeky / Stan aka Loretta / Harry the Haggler / Culprit Woman / Warris / Intensely Dull Youth / Jailer's Assistant / Otto / Lead Singer Crucifee
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Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the Holy Man / Bob Hoskins / Saintly Passer-by / Alarmed Crucifixion Assistant
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Wise Man #3 / Mr. Big Nose / Francis / Mrs. A / Ex-Leper / Announcer / Ben / Pontius Pilate / Boring Prophet / Eddie / Shoe Follower / Nisus Wettus
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Gregory
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Mrs. Gregory
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Jesus
Neil Innes ...
A Weedy Samaritan
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False Prophet / Blind Man / Giggling Guard / Stig
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Matthias, Son of Deuteronomy of Gath
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Mrs. Big Nose
Sue Jones-Davies ...
Judith
Peter Brett
John Case ...
Pilate's Wife
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Alfonso / Giggling Guard
Andrew MacLachlan ...
Another Official Stoners Helper / Giggling Guard
Bernard McKenna ...
Parvus / Official Stoners Helper / Giggling Guard
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Spike
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Randy Feelgood ...
Man / Woman (uncredited)
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Mr. Papadopolous (uncredited)
Charles Knode ...
Passer-by (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terry Jones

Written by

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Graham Chapman ... (written by) &
John Cleese ... (written by) &
Terry Gilliam ... (written by) &
Eric Idle ... (written by) &
Terry Jones ... (written by) &
Michael Palin ... (written by)

Produced by

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Tarak Ben Ammar ... executive producer: Tunisia
John Goldstone ... producer (produced by)
Tim Hampton ... associate producer
George Harrison ... executive producer
Denis O'Brien ... executive producer

Music by

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Geoffrey Burgon ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Peter Biziou ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Julian Doyle

Editorial Department

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Rodney Glenn ... first assistant editor
John Mister ... second assistant editor

Production Design by

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Terry Gilliam

Art Direction by

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Roger Christian

Costume Design by

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Charles Knode
Hazel Pethig

Makeup Department

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Kenteas Brine ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Elaine Carew ... hairdressing / makeup
Faouzia Choura ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Sue Ignatius ... hair stylist (as Susan Frear) / makeup artist (as Susan Frear)
Fatma Jaziri ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Ken Lintott ... wigs: beards etc. (as Kenneth Lintott)
Diana Webber ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Maggie Weston ... hairdressing / makeup

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hmida Ben Ammar ... assistant director: Tunisia
Jonathan Benson ... first assistant director
Matthew Binns ... third assistant director
Melvin Lind ... second assistant director
Slim Mzali ... assistant director: Tunisia
Lotfi Thabet ... assistant director: Tunisia

Art Department

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Mohammed Azounadhea ... assistant art director
John Beard ... assistant art director
Graham Bullock ... construction crew
Patricia Christian ... art dept. secretary
Nobby Clark ... construction crew (as Roy Clarke)
Peter Dunlop ... production buyer
Terry Gilliam ... design
Peter Grant ... props department
Dennis Harrison ... construction crew
Geoffrey Hartman ... props department
Craig Hillier ... construction crew
Gordon Izod ... construction crew
Richard Jones ... construction crew
Lotfi Layourni ... construction manager
John Margetts ... props department
Robert Mason ... construction crew
Michael Melia ... construction crew
Eric Nash ... construction crew
Darryl Paterson ... props department (as Daryll Patterson)
John Paterson ... construction manager
Gordon Phillips ... props department
Alan Seabrook ... construction crew
Hassen Soufi ... set dresser
Hassine Soufi ... production buyer
Bunny Southall ... construction crew
John Spottiswood ... scenic artist (as John Spotswood)
Peter Verard ... construction crew
Arthur Wicks ... props department
David Wiggins ... construction crew

Sound Department

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Simon Bailey ... asst. dubbing editor
Philip Chubb ... assistant sound engineer (as Phil Chubb)
John Foster ... dubbing editor
Dushko Indjic ... assistant sound engineer
Garth Marshall ... sound recordist
Tony Orton ... effects editor
Hugh Strain ... dubbing mixer
David Watts ... sound consultant: Dolby
Christopher T. Welch ... asst. dubbing editor (as Chris Welch)
Steve Hancock ... dubbing projectionist (uncredited)

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Tony Andrews ... animation and model department
Rupert Ashmore ... animation and model department
Michael Beard ... animation and model department
Valerie Charlton ... animation and model department (as Val Charlton)
Dennis De Groot ... animation and model department (as Dennis DeGroot)
Kate Hepburn ... animation and model department
Kent Houston ... optical effects: Peerless Camera Co.
Tim Ollive ... animation and model department (as Tim Olive)
Roger Pratt ... animation and model department
Keith Short ... modeller
Paul Whitbread ... optical effects: Peerless Camera Co.
Bob Cuff ... matte painter (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sadok Ben Amor ... camera grip
Alan Annand ... loader
David Appleby ... stills photographer
Frank Batt ... camera grip
Mike Brewster ... focus (as Michael Brewster)
Hechim Cherif ... loader
Chuck Finch ... electrical department
Kamel Kardous ... electrical department
Don Matton ... electrical department
Reg Parsons ... electrical department
Les Rodhouse ... electrical department
Roy Rodhouse ... chief electrician
Mohamed Sahli ... electrical department
Brian Smith ... electrical department
John Stanier ... camera operator

Animation Department

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Terry Gilliam ... animation

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sue Cable ... costume department
Nick Ede ... costume department
Zoulfikha Keari ... costume department
William Pierce ... costume department (as Bill Pierce)
Leila Turki ... costume department

Location Management

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Christina Biziou ... location assistant
Sallie Hampton ... location assistant

Music Department

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Marcus Dods ... conductor
Keith Grant ... music mixer
André Jacquemin ... music mixer (as Andre Jacquemin)
Steve James ... music mixer

Other crew

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Ahmed Attia ... production department: Tunisia
Patricia Burgess ... representative: HandMade
Habib Chaari ... production department: Tunisia
Mohamed Ali Cherif ... production department: Tunisia (as Ali Cherif)
Hazel Crombie ... asst. accountant
Carey Fitzgerald ... contact: London
Claude Guillene ... production department: Tunisia
Tarak Harbi ... production department: Tunisia
Anne Henshaw ... business manager
Abderrazek Jazi ... production department: Tunisia (as Jazzi Abderrazak)
Sally Jones ... contact: London (as Sally Ball)
Mouldi Kriden ... production department: Tunisia
Brenda Loader ... continuity
Christine Miller ... bibliography assistant
Hafida Ouertani ... accounts secretary
Jennie Raglan ... production assistant
Hilary Sandison ... producer's assistant
Nicole Souchal ... production assistant
Betty Swinburne ... contact: London
Ron Swinburne ... production accountant
Peter Thompson ... public relations
Ridha Turki ... accountant: Tunisia

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Keith Moon ... published edition of the screenplay dedicated to
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of Judea. Brian scores a victory of sorts when he manages to paint political slogans on an entire wall in the city of Jerusalem. The movement is not very effective but somehow Brian becomes a prophet and gathers his own following. His fate is sealed however and he lives a very short life. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines A motion picture destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilized world. And severely annoy the other third. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Brian of Nazareth (United Kingdom)
  • Jesus Christ: Lust for Glory (United Kingdom)
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (United Kingdom)
  • The Gospel According to St. Brian (United Kingdom)
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (United States)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $36,045,115

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Michael Palin as Pontius Pilate addressed the soldiers daring them to laugh, he was truly daring them. The soldier extras were ordered to stand there and not laugh, but not told what Palin was going to do. Palin, in fact, can barely stifle his own laughter when saying "Biggus Dickus" in front of the soldier asked if he finds the name "risible." See more »
Goofs The letter U first appeared around the 14th century. At the time of Jesus, ROMANES EUNT DOMUS would be written ROMANES EVNT DOMVS. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into From Spam to Sperm (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Brian See more »
Crazy Credits At the very end (after copyright) is still shown: If you have enjoyed this film, why not go and see "La Notte"? See more »
Quotes Brian: Excuse me. Are you the Judean People's Front?
Reg: Fuck off! 'Judean People's Front'. We're the People's Front of Judea! 'Judean People's Front'.
Francis: Wankers.
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