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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$327,958, 27 June 1982, Limited Release

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$327,958, 27 June 1982
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Filmed while the Python troupe were in the midst of writing The Meaning of Life (1983). According to one book on the team, the Hollywood Bowl shows were intended to help the group break out of a writing impasse they had encountered. See more »

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

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Argument Customer: This isn't an argument! It's just contradiction!
Mr.Barnard: No, it isn't!
Argument Customer: Yes it is!
Mr.Barnard: No, no, no!
Argument Customer: It is!
Mr.Barnard: No, it isn't!
Argument Customer: Yes it is! An argument is an intellectual process! It isn't just contradiction!
Mr.Barnard: Look, if I'm to argue with you, I have to take up a contracitary position!
Argument Customer: Yes, but it's not just saying "No it isn't!"
Mr.Barnard: Yes, it is!
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The opening of the film features a "20th Century Frog" logo, parodying 20th Century Fox. See more »

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Follows And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) See more »

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I'm the Urban Spaceman
Written by Neil Innes
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Raucous, on-stage fun
12 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

It's great to see that Python was an funny onstage as on TV. Here, the troupe successfully stages a live medley of some of their funnier skits. Interesting enough, British TV executives never thought Americans would find Monty Python funny, but American audiences (especially college students) became huge fans. The level of fanaticism is evident in the way that this audience is as familiar with the sketches as the members of Python are, and applaud raucously as soon as some of the opening lines are heard. As a treat, rent this along with "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Experienced Python fans can progress right into "Life of Brian" and "Meaning of Life."


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