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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Credited cast:
Graham Chapman ... Second Barber / Colin 'Bomber' Harris / Pope's Servant / Abe Seagull / Silly Walker / Inspector Praline / The Colonel / Nobby Hegel / Second Yorkshireman / Abuser / Lecturer / A humble woodcutter / Son / Mountie
John Cleese ... First Barbter / Wrestling commentator / Pope Julius II / Silly Olympiad commentator #1 / Mr. Teabag / Lenin / Albatross vendor / Archimedes / Mr. Barnard / Man in white suit / Little Red Riding Hood / Church policeman / Voice of God / Mountie
Terry Gilliam ... Third Barber / Mao Zedong / Constable Parrot / Kant / I've got two legs singer / Demonstrator #3 / Man with beans / Mountie
Eric Idle ... Michelangelo / Brewer / First Bruce / First Judge / 'World Forum' Host / Arthur Nudge / Socrates / First Yorkshireman / Mr. Smoketoomuch / Husband / Lumberjack
Terry Jones ... Fourth Barber / Referee / Anti-racism singer / Silly olympiad commentator #2 / Laparche / Silly Walker / Karl Marx / Mr. Hilton / Albatross Person / Man with hat / Third Yorkshireman / Demonstrator #2 / Wife / Mountie
Michael Palin ... Polinski / Emcee / Third Bruce / Mr.Stagback / Silly Walker / Second Judge / Che Guevara / Nietzsche / Soccer commentator / Fourth Yorkshireman / Argument customer / Mr. Bounder / Demonstrator #1 / Storyteller / Detective-Parson / Mountie
Neil Innes ... Second Bruce / Carl Weetabix / Idiot / Detective-Other
Carol Cleveland ... Female Bruce / Mrs. Two-Lumps / Rita / Argument secretary / Travel agency secretary / Best Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monty Python Monty Python ... Themselves
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A collection of skits that made the Monty Python troupe famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Never before in the history of human civilization has there been a movie called "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl"


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Trivia

The "Custard Pie Lecture" was actually done close to intermission in order for Terry Jones to get cleaned off, as he took the worst of the pie throwing in the skit. See more »

Goofs

Taking into account Chinese naming conventions, Mao Tse Tung's placard during World Forum should read Mao T.T. instead of M.T. Tung. See more »

Quotes

Barrister 1: I did my whole, "Serious offense" bit and then I waggled me wig!
Husband: You did what?
Barrister 1: I waggled me wig!
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening also features spanning shots of the audience, including some obvious die-hard Monty Python fanatics. Amongst them are someone dressed as a Spam vendor, someone dressed as Gumby (the Monty Python sketch character, not the green clay guy), and someone with a "Monty Python for President" sign. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some older VHS versions of the show omit the "Little Red Riding Hood" segment. See more »

Connections

Edited into Monty Python's Personal Best (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got Two Legs
Written by Terry Gilliam
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Inevitably uneven, but in its best moments brilliant
8 July 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

I consider the Pythons to be one of the best comedy groups that ever appeared on the screen, perhaps even THE best (it's either them or the Marx Brothers). If you agree even partially, you should not miss "Live at the Hollywood Bowl". Irreverence and surrealism in abundance - as you would expect from the Python guys at their best. Sure, devoted fans have probably seen many of these sketches before, but that won't stop them from enjoying them again - it certainly didn't stop the live audience at the time. There are some slow spots and the picture quality is fairly poor (as the show was videotaped and then transferred to film), but how can you say anything bad about a film that has you crying from too much laughter at least twice? ("What? Only one Christ?") (***)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$327,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$327,958
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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