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Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (1996)

A parody of computer games, mainly CD-ROM ones, in which King Arthur must search for the Holy Grail.

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Graham Chapman (screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"), John Cleese (screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail") | 5 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Graham Chapman ... King Arthur / God / Middle Head (voice) (archive footage)
John Cleese ... Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / Large man with dead body / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Lancelot, the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter
Terry Gilliam ... Patsy / Green Knight / Bridgekeeper / Sir Bors
Eric Idle ... Historyteller / Dead Collector / Peasant 1 / Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot / Concorde / Roger the Shrubber / Brother Maynard / Advisor of King Brian / Herald
Terry Jones ... Game Announcer / Dennis' Mother / Sir Bedevere / Left Head / Cartoon Scribe / Prince Herbert / King Brian the Wild (voice)
Michael Palin ... First Game Announcer / Swallow-Savvy Guard / Dennis / Peasant 2 / Right Head / Sir Galahad the Pure / King of Swamp Castle / Brother Maynard's Brother / Leader of The Knights who say NI!
Carol Cleveland ... Zoot / Dingo (archive footage)
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... First Monk / Singing Minstrel / Page Crushed by the Rabbit / Peasant #4 (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janet Anderson Janet Anderson ... Virgin
Laura Calava Laura Calava ... Virgin
Susan Denaker ... Virgin
Jon M. Greenwood Jon M. Greenwood ... Virgin
Marleen Greenwood Marleen Greenwood ... Virgin
Hal Harris Hal Harris ... Spanking man / E-mail (voice)
Scott Jackson Scott Jackson ... Virgin
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A parody of computer games, mainly CD-ROM ones, in which King Arthur must search for the Holy Grail.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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7th Level Productions See more »
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Color
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The video game you twits
19 November 2002 | by CellarDormSee all my reviews

Almost every other viewer seems to be confused...this is the game made for the PC a few years back.

Anyway, it was quite ingenious (if a little straightforward) and involved going through a few of the main set pieces of the film, doing a few things per scene (hard to explain, but it pretty much amounted to a lot of point and click), then returning to each screen to collect several items, such as "bodice of a virgin" and "Sir Gawain." At the end of the game you were rewarded with an awesome cut scene from the movie. Apparently, it was only scripted (might have had voices laid down as well, but I'm not sure), and was presented at the end of the game for the first and only time. Best of all, it was Gilliam-esque animation.

Other than that, the best part of the game was all of the mini-games you could find scattered throughout the game. These included "Drop Dead," a Tetris-style game in which you dropped plague-ridden corpses into a big pit/grave; A "Sorry"-style game of witch burning; and everyone's personal favorite, "Spank the Virgin."

If you weren't a big Python fan, the game's novelty would wear off rather quickly. However, if you love the revolutionary humorists as much as I do, then you'll find yourself immersed in hours of fun.


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