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

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

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UK

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English

Release Date:

18 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monty Python - Fast die ganze Wahrheit See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts)

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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 »

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Beyond nostalgia....
22 October 2009 | by rcwkrSee all my reviews

This series is for hardcore Pythonistas (like myself), casual fans, and those discerning younguns who have yet to be exposed to their wacky, irreverent, and cerebral brand of humour. I am writing this having seen only 4 of the 6 installments, but so far it has been great. Although retrospectives have been assembled at 20 and 30 year anniversaries, this edition has enough new insights and behind the scenes characters to keep it fresh, and by far the most entertaining yet. Sharing with us some snippets of old TV shows and comedians (and in the case of T. Gilliam, cartoonist/publisher Harvey Kurtzman) that influenced them is quite enlightening. I really like the solitary black background interview format, the editors did a terrific job in melding the comments by the surviving 5.....and they all look great. Speaking of great looking, even in her mid 60s, Carol Cleveland is still hot! I also love the comments by the various celebs who are also dyed-in-the-wool fans. Depending on their age, they had similar first exposures to the unique brand of humour as those of us watching the documentary. Might have to buy the DVD for the extras too!


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