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“Five stars! The British troupe’s first foray into film (HOLY GRAIL came second), shot in 1971. The Pythons (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) had two seasons of their Monty Python’s Flying Circus TV show under their belt already, and when they struck a deal with Columbia Pictures to make a movie that would be released Stateside, they assembled their best sketches from those two TV seasons into a rapid-fire stream-of-consciousness celluloid romp.

“Among the featured bits: (deep breath) Lumberjack Song, Upperclass Twit-of-the-Year Competition, Blackmail, The Killer Cars, How Not To Be Seen, Defending Yourself Against A Banana, Hell’s Grannies, The ‘Spot’ fairy tale… the list goes on and on.” –

  • Country UK
  • Rating PG
  • Year 1971
  • Running Time 88 minutes
  • Director Ian MacNaughton

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