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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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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
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Third Barber / Mao Zedong / Constable Parrot / Kant / I've got two legs singer / Demonstrator #3 / Man with beans / Mountie
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Second Bruce / Carl Weetabix / Idiot / Detective-Other
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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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25 June 1982 (USA)  »

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Monty Python i Hollywood  »

Box Office

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$327,958 (USA) (27 June 1982)

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$327,958 (USA) (27 June 1982)
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Trivia

In the 'Lecture of the History of Japing', specifically, the 'Custard Pie' sequence, Terry Gilliam doesn't get hit at all by any of the pies whereas Michael Palin is hit once during the 'Three Course Complex' along with John Cleese during the surprise at the end, and Terry Jones is utterly clobbered by multiple pies. See more »

Goofs

In the German philosophers' soccer team there's Ludwig Wittgenstein, who is actually Austrian. 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

The opening of the film features a "20th Century Frog" logo, parodying 20th Century Fox. See more »

Connections

Followed by Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Bruces' Philosophers Song
Written by Eric Idle
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Live & raw, a unique experience for any Python-fan.
7 May 2002 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

First of all; it's just amazing seeing the legendary Pythons performing the most popular sketches live, in front of a huge audience, similar to a music concert. The crowd is so into it, they seem to know the lines by heart. Still, they just love it and it makes for a very special event with a fantastic atmosphere.

My favourite sketch (and it IS hard to pick just one!) is the "Church Police" sketch. Why? Because the otherwise super-professional Pythons can't keep from laughing themselves as things go slightly wrong. Just look when Terry Jones' wig comes right off as he jumps... They crack up. I have never seen that happen before, and every time I see it I laugh so hard it hurts.

If you have never seen the TV-series before, this may not seem as all that much of a great movie. But being an almost fanatical fan of the Pythons, seeing these sketches live is a wholly enjoyable experience.

The only sad thing is that most of us never attended the bloody thing. Nonetheless, this is a must see.


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