Some aliens, who travel from planet to planet to see what kind of species inhabit them, come to Earth. And if humans are, according to their standards, decent, they are welcomed to be their friend. And if not the planet is destroyed. To find out, they choose one inhabitant and give that person the power to do whatever he/she wants. And they choose Neil Clarke, a teacher who teaches the special kids. He is constantly being berated by the headmaster and is attracted to his neighbor, Catherine, but doesn't have the guts to approach her. But now he can do anything he wants but has to be careful.
With great power comes total irresponsibility.
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Did You Know?
Many of the actors in the film have connections to the Beatles. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) was financed by George Harrison, who also has a cameo in the film. Eddie Izzard has a supporting role in "Across the Universe", a musical featuring Beatles' songs, and Robin Williams sings a cover of "Come Together" (along with Bobby McFerrin) on the compilation album "In My Life", produced by George Martin. See more
Neil bestows speech on the skeleton, then tells it to jump out the window. When it lands, it is no longer sentient, though Neil did not explicitly undo the command. See more
Give me a body that people find attractive!
[He turns into a topless woman
No! A male body! Give me the body of a great man!
[Turns into Albert Einstein
No! Give me the body of a man who people find attractive!
[Turns into a hunky guy
During the credits, pictures of the film's story board are shown, as well as clips of Robin Williams recording a few of his lines. See more
References Life of Brian
Written and performed by Roger Taylor
Recorded and mixed by Josh Macrae
(as Joshua J Macrae)
Licensed courtesy of Nightjar Productions Limited
Published by EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING See more