8.1/10
1,424
14 user 9 critic

Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut 

A documentary on the history on British comedy group Monty Python. Features interviews with the five surviving members plus other comedians and artists whose careers they have influenced.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2009  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The actors from "Monty Python's Flying Circus" each share their favorite and memorable moments from the series.

Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Uniquely intimate documentary following the stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows of Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go at The O2, London in July 2014.

Directors: Roger Graef, James Rogan
Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Five Pythons reflect on their creative process, politics, television and the making of their award-winning final film, "The Meaning of Life."

Director: Albert Sharpe
Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).

Director: Ian MacNaughton
Stars: Steve Martin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This series is presented by self-confessed Python nut Hugh Bonneville, each show with a group of five famous comedians remembering their favourite Python moments. Each guest chooses a sketch (or two) and it's played with their comments..

Stars: Bill Bailey, Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Bonneville
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This reunion show features the five surviving members of Monty Python, with Graham Chapman's ashes in attendance. The Pythons look back at their work and receive an American Film Industry ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Miller
Stars: Robert Klein, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Documentary | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over thirty years, and for the last time ever.

Directors: Eric Idle, Aubrey Powell
Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
Documentary | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th Anniversary.

Directors: Terry Jones, Elaine Shepherd
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The pre-Monty Python years of the six members of the group. Covers their school and university days, their first individual forays into comedy, how the parts slowly came together and Monty Python's eventual formation.

Director: Will Yapp
Stars: Robert Bathurst, Eric Idle, John Cleese
Documentary | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton
Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
The Secret Life of Brian (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary about the making of the controversial Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) and the surrounding accusations of blasphemy.

Director: Will Yapp
Stars: Richard Dillane, Jonathan Benson, John Beyer
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Eric Idle ...  Self 6 episodes, 2009
John Cleese ...  Self 6 episodes, 2009
Michael Palin ...  Self 6 episodes, 2009
Terry Gilliam ...  Self 6 episodes, 2009
Terry Jones ...  Self 6 episodes, 2009
Danny Scheinmann ...  Abe Appenheimer 6 episodes, 2009
Barry Cryer Barry Cryer ...  Self 5 episodes, 2009
David Sherlock David Sherlock ...  Self 5 episodes, 2009
Steve Coogan ...  Self 4 episodes, 2009
Phill Jupitus ...  Self 4 episodes, 2009
Bill Oddie ...  Self 4 episodes, 2009
Neil Innes ...  Self 4 episodes, 2009
Julian Doyle ...  Self 4 episodes, 2009
Eddie Izzard ...  Self 4 episodes, 2009
Nancy Lewis Nancy Lewis ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
John Goldstone John Goldstone ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
Carol Cleveland ...  Self 5 episodes, 2009
Dan Aykroyd ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
Sanjeev Bhaskar ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
Robert Hewison Robert Hewison ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
Bruce Dickinson ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
Russell Brand ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
John Du Prez John Du Prez ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...  Self 4 episodes, 2009
Olivia Harrison ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
Dave Howman Dave Howman ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
John Massey John Massey ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
André Jacquemin André Jacquemin ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
Art Mortimer Art Mortimer ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
Seth Green ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
Nick Mason ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
Stephen Merchant ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
Simon Pegg ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
Tim Roth ...  Self 2 episodes, 2009
Edit

Storyline

A documentary on the history on British comedy group Monty Python. Features interviews with the five surviving members plus other comedians and artists whose careers they have influenced.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monty Python - Fast die ganze Wahrheit See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This documentary series consists of six episodes. The running time per episode is just under one hour; so the total running time of the show would be 5 1/2 to 6 hours. The 1h 47min running time listed here on imdb only refers to a special cut shown in one particular cinema, for one night only; this 107min. listing is therefore a bit pointless. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
If you're a fan of the Pythons, this is ESSENTIAL viewing!
23 February 2010 | by ollie-thieleSee all my reviews

Almost the Truth is a Documentary about everything you'd want to know about them. From their Childhood life to the sad death of Graham Chapman to the creation of their 3 Feature Films to what they all do now! The interviews are very interesting entertaining and funny as hell! And not only that, but they interview famous people (actors, directors, comedians etc. including LOYD KAUFMAN!) and their own opinions of their best sketches, films and lots more! The DVD includes extended interviews, Best sketches and more! If you are a fan of the Pythons (or comedy for that matter), documentaries or just looking for some entertainment, this is a 6 episode long documentary thats worth your time!

4/5 8/10


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed