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Life of Brian (1979)

He wasn't the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

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Cast

Graham Chapman
as Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus

John Cleese
as Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur

Terry Gilliam
as Man Even Further Forward / Revolutionary / Jailer / Blood and Thunder Prophet / Frank / Audience Member / Crucifee

Eric Idle
as Mr. Cheeky / Stan 'Loretta' / Harry the Haggler / Culprit Woman / Warris / Intensely Dull Youth / Jailer's Assistant / Otto / Lead Singer Crucifee

Terry Jones
as Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the Holy Man / Bob Hoskins / Saintly Passer-by / Alarmed Crucifixion Assistant

Michael Palin
as Wise Man #3 / Mr. Big Nose / Francis / Mrs. A / Ex-Leper / Announcer / Ben / Pontius Pilate / Boring Prophet / Eddie / Shoe Follower / Nisus Wettus

Terence Bayler
as Gregory

Carol Cleveland
as Mrs. Gregory

Kenneth Colley
as Jesus

Neil Innes
as A Weedy Samaritan

Crew

Terry Gilliam
Screenplay

Terry Gilliam
Production Design

Terry Gilliam
Animation

Michael Palin
Screenplay

Rodney Glenn
First Assistant Editor

Charles Knode
Costume Design

Roger Christian
Art Direction

Terry Jones
Screenplay

Terry Jones
Director

Graham Chapman
Screenplay


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