Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define "irreverence" and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythonites savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. The Knights of the Round Table set off in search of the Holy Grail on foot, as their lackeys make clippety-clop sounds with coconut shells. A plague-ridden community, ringing with the cry of "bring out your dead," offers its hale and hearty citizens to the body piles. A wedding of convenience is attacked by Arthur's minions while the pasty-faced groom continually attempts to burst into song. The good guys are nearly thwarted by the dreaded, tree-shaped "Knights Who Say Ni!" A feisty enemy warrior, bloodily shorn of his arms and legs in the thick of battle, threatens to bite off his opponent's kneecap. A French military officer shouts such taunts as "I fart in your general direction" and "I wave my private parts at your aunties." Rabbits are a particular obsession of the writers this time around, ranging from the huge Trojan Rabbit to the "killer bunny" that decapitates one of the knights. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin collaborated on the script and assumed most of the onscreen roles, while Gilliam and Jones served as co-directors. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouping Titlemonty python and the holy grail
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auth_author2Bedford, Terry,
Booth, Connie,
Booth, Connie.
Chapman, Graham, 1941-1989,
Chapman, Graham, 1941-1989.
Cleese, John,
Cleese, John.
Cleveland, Carol, 1942-
Davies, Rita
Duffell, Bee, 1914-1974,
Duffell, Bee, 1914-1974.
Forstater, Mark,
Forstater, Mark.
Gilliam, Terry,
Gilliam, Terry.
Goldstone, John, 1943-
Idle, Eric,
Idle, Eric.
Innes, Neil, 1944-
Jones, Terry, 1942-
Palin, Michael,
Palin, Michael.
White, Michael, 1936-2016,
White, Michael.
Young, John, 1916-1996,
Young, John, 1916-1996.
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Booth, Connie,actor.
Booth, Connie.
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Chapman, Graham,1941-1989.
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Cleveland, Carol,1942-
Cleveland, Carol,1942-actor.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
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Davies, Rita
Davies, Ritaactor.
Duffell, Bee,1914-1974,actor.
Duffell, Bee,1914-1974.
Forstater, Mark,producer.
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Gilliam, Terry,screenwriter,animator,actor,director.
Gilliam, Terry.
Goldstone, John,1943-producer.
Idle, Eric,screenwriter,actor.
Idle, Eric.
Innes, Neil,1944-
Innes, Neil,1944-actor,composer.
Jones, Terry,1942-
Jones, Terry,1942-screenwriter,actor,director.
Monty Python (Comedy troupe)
Palin, Michael,actor.
Palin, Michael.
Python (Monty) Pictures.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
White, Michael,1936-2016,producer.
White, Michael.
Young, John,1916-1996,actor.
Young, John,1916-1996.
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display_descriptionThe quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in the inimitable Python fashion. King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
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Arthur, -- King
Arthur, -- King -- Legends -- Drama
Arthur, -- King. -- Drama
Arthurian romances -- Drama
Civilization, Medieval
Civilization, Medieval -- Drama
Comedy films
Fantasy films
Feature films
Feature films -- Great Britain
Fiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Grail -- Drama
Grail -- Legends -- Drama
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United Kingdom -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Drama
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title_displayMonty Python and the Holy Grail
title_fullMonty Python and the Holy Grail / Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment presents ; from Cinema 5 ; Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd ; in association with Michael White presents ; written by Graham Chapman [and others] ; producer, Mark Forstater ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
Monty Python and the Holy Grail / producers, Mark Forstater, Michael White ; screenplay, Graham Chapman ... [and others] ; director, Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
Monty Python and the Holy Grail [videorecording] / Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White ; written ... by Graham Chapman ... [and others] ; producer, Mark Forstater ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
Monty Python and the Holy Grail [videorecording] / Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White ; written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; executive producer, John Goldstone ; producer, Mark Forstater ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
Monty Python and the Holy Grail [videorecording] / Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White presents ; written ... by Graham Chapman ... [and others] ; producer, Mark Forstater ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
title_shortMonty Python and the Holy Grail
Arthurian romances
Civilization, Medieval
Quests (Expeditions)