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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Cast overview:
Graham Chapman ... Second Barber / Colin 'Bomber' Harris / Pope's Servant / Abe Seagull / Silly Walker / Inspector Praline / The Colonel / Nobby Hegel / Second Yorkshireman / Abuser / Lecturer / A humble woodcutter / Son / Mountie
John Cleese ... First Barber / Wrestling commentator / Pope Julius II / Silly Olympiad commentator #1 / Mr. Teabag / Silly Walker / Lenin / Albatross vendor / Archimedes / Mr. Barnard / Man in white suit / Little Red Riding Hood / Church policeman / Voice of God / Mountie
Terry Gilliam ... Third Barber / Mao Zedong / Constable Parrot / Kant / I've got two legs singer / Demonstrator #3 / Man with beans / Mountie
Eric Idle ... Michelangelo / Brewer / First Bruce / First Judge / 'World Forum' Host / Arthur Nudge / Socrates / First Yorkshireman / Mr. Smoketoomuch / Husband / Lumberjack
Terry Jones ... Fourth Barber / Referee / Anti-racism singer / Silly olympiad commentator #2 / Laparche / Silly Walker / Karl Marx / Mr. Hilton / Albatross Person / Man with hat / Third Yorkshireman / Demonstrator #2 / Wife / Mountie
Michael Palin ... Polinski / Emcee / Third Bruce / Mr.Stagback / Silly Walker / Second Judge / Che Guevara / Nietzsche / Soccer commentator / Fourth Yorkshireman / Argument customer / Mr. Bounder / Demonstrator #1 / Storyteller / Detective-Parson / Mountie
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... Second Bruce / Carl Weetabix / Idiot / Detective-Other
Carol Cleveland ... Female Bruce / Mrs. Two-Lumps / Rita / Argument secretary / Travel agency secretary / Best Girl
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A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Never before in the history of human civilization has there been a movie called "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl"


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monty Python i Hollywood See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$327,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$327,958
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The filmed inserts were taken from a pair of shows the Pythons had produced for German television during their series' original run, which had never been shown in English up to that time. See more »

Goofs

Che Guevara is referred to as "the Bolivian guerrilla leader". While he traveled extensively in Bolivia, he's originally from Argentina. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Smoketoomuch: Good morning!
Travel agency secretary: Oh, good morning! Have you come to arrange a holiday or would you like a blowjob?
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Crazy Credits

When the closing credits begin to roll, the actors can continue to be seen going on and off the stage, in whatever costumes they had on at the time. The phrase "piss off" can also be seen on the video screen during the closing credits roll. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Europe, a remastered widescreen DVD of the performance is available. In America, the special is a bonus feature in the Monty Python 16 Ton Box Set, but it is an older transfer that is in rough shape, and a cropped fullscreen format. The cropping is painfully obvious in the closing credits, with some of the text slightly cut off. See more »

Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

How Sweet To Be an Idiot
Written by Neil Innes
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Inevitably uneven, but in its best moments brilliant
8 July 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

I consider the Pythons to be one of the best comedy groups that ever appeared on the screen, perhaps even THE best (it's either them or the Marx Brothers). If you agree even partially, you should not miss "Live at the Hollywood Bowl". Irreverence and surrealism in abundance - as you would expect from the Python guys at their best. Sure, devoted fans have probably seen many of these sketches before, but that won't stop them from enjoying them again - it certainly didn't stop the live audience at the time. There are some slow spots and the picture quality is fairly poor (as the show was videotaped and then transferred to film), but how can you say anything bad about a film that has you crying from too much laughter at least twice? ("What? Only one Christ?") (***)


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