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The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and ... See full summary »

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Julien Temple

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Terence Dackombe (contributing writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan Atkinson ... Himself / Various Roles
Jeff Beck ... Himself
Alan Bennett ... Himself / Various Roles
John Bird John Bird ... Himself / Various Roles
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Himself / Various Characters
Graham Chapman ... Himself / Various Roles
Eric Clapton ... Himself
John Cleese ... Himself / Various Roles
Phil Collins ... Himself
Billy Connolly ... Himself
Donovan ... Himself
Johnnie Fingers Johnnie Fingers ... Himself (as Johnny Fingers)
John Fortune ... Himself / Various Roles
Bob Geldof ... Himself
Chris Langham ... Himself / Various Roles
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Storyline

The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and others. The show also includes musical numbers by Eric Clapton, Sting, Donovan and Bob Geldof. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

O horos tou xefonimenou mystikou batsou See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amnesty International See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

It is often considered the second film in the concert series after The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979). But in fact it is the fourth, as the first two films were not titled with any words from the phrase "Secret Policeman's Ball". The first two movies were made for television, they were Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976) and The Mermaid Frolics (1977). The movie though is the second film in the theatrical release titles, but The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) was actually also made for TV, but got theatrically released in other territories. See more »

Quotes

Reginald Prawnbaum: [Rolling his eyes] While the worker bees...
The Crazy Interviewer: Ssshh.
Reginald Prawnbaum: ...fly from flower to flower...
The Crazy Interviewer: Ssshh.
Reginald Prawnbaum: ...collecting...
The Crazy Interviewer: Ssshh.
Reginald Prawnbaum: ...the...
The Crazy Interviewer: Ssshh.
[Long pause. Prawnbaum prepares to say the word, and notices the Interviewer preparing to make the noise again]
Reginald Prawnbaum: ...pollen.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In the version that has segments from the first and second shows, Michael Palin interrupts the credits to sell various "Secret Policeman's" products to the viewer (profits going to Amnesty International). See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian DVD release version does not feature the John Cleese and Pamela Stephenson skit sketch segment. See more »

Connections

Follows Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Air Tonight
Written by Phil Collins (uncredited)
Performed by Phil Collins
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Worth this song alone
8 August 2005 | by chahn-1See all my reviews

Neil Innes singing his song "How sweet to be an idiot".

This is a totally cool film, but this innocent/crazy song was so memorable.

The comedic side-act are off the wall.

I loved the two dudes holding their arms in the air and running back and forth past each other, as if they were trapeze artists, while singing a classic circus tune.

But for Neil alone this is one to see.

This was an early work of the philanthropic Bob Geldof too.

This is a filer sentence, to pass inspection. I have said what I wanted to.


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