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John Cleese
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Date of Birth: Oct 27, 1939

Country: UK

Biography: John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and as a scriptwriter on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life...(Wikipedia)

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (91) | Writer (24) | Director (1)
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Arctic Dogs (2019)
Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a package to a mysterious location. (imdb)
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Hold the Sunset (2018)
Edith and Phil are two neighbors who are keen to start a relationship and a new life abroad. Those plans are disrupted when Edith's immature, fifty-something son Roger moves back home after leaving his wife and children. (imdb)
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Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (2018)
When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, a miniature horse has 3 days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.
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Trolls (2016)
From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks' Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.
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Get Squirrely (2015)
A squirrel plots to pull off a major heist at a giant nut factory. (imdb)
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Absolutely Anything (2015)
A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment. (imdb)
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Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)
Follows the stars of Monty Python as they reform and stage ten shows at The O2 in London. This portrait reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" to the stage. (CraveTV)
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Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)
The surviving members of Monty Python reunite for a final performance of their most popular sketches and songs.
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Planes (2013)
Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. (imdb)
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The Croods (2013)
The world's very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. (imdb)
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Anatomy of a Liar (2012)
Behind the scenes documentary about the making of A Liar's Autobiography. Also included are stories from Chapman's friends, colleagues and fellow Pythons. (imdb)
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A Liar
John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python colleague Graham Chapman in this hilarious, 3-D animated adaptation of Chapman's brazenly fictionalized life story. (tiff.net)
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God Loves Caviar (2012)
This majestic epic tells the true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe. (tiff.net)
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The Big Year (2011)
Three avid bird watchers compete to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event. (imdb)
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Winnie the Pooh (2011)
A day in the lives of Owl, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Pooh, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore as they set up a trap to capture the evil 'Backson', who supossedly kidnapped Christopher Robin.
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Beethoven
A Christmas elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas. (imdb)
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John Cleese Live: The Alimony Tour (2011)
The former Python records his first live DVD, recalling anecdotes from his life interspersed with clips of his favourite career moments.
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Shrek Forever After (2010)
A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away -- where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met -- he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love. (imdb)
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Spud (2010)
It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. (imdb)
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The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts. (imdb)
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Monty Python: Almost the Truth - Lawyers Cut (2009)
Documentary that covers the members of the Monty Python comedy troupe from their birth to the present day. It highlights their childhood, schooling and university life, pre-Python work and includes interviews from modern day comedians and performers that cite the troupe as an influence, all five surviving Pythons (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin) and archive footage of the late Graham Chapman. (FilmAffinity)
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Planet 51 (2009)
The inhabitants of Planet 51 live in fear of alien invasion. Their paranoia is realized when an astronaut arrives from Earth. Befriended by a young resident, he has to avoid capture in order to recover his spaceship and try to return home.
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The Seventh Python (2008)
The accidental career of Neil Innes, encompassing the Bonzo Dog Band, Magical Mystery Tour, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live, The Rutles and beyond. (imdb)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
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Igor (2008)
"Igor" is a playfully irreverent comedy that brings a new twist to the classic monster genre. In a world filled with Mad Scientists and Evil Inventions, one talented evil scientist's hunch-backed lab assistant has big dreams of becoming a Mad Scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair.
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Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007)
A documentary about the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.
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Shrek the Third (2007)
When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king.
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The Art of Football from A to Z (2006)
Sketch comedians John Cleese and Tom Konkle in a comic look at soccer. (imdb)
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A French diplomat and a translator go on a trip to save a special chip from hands of foreign governments. (imdb)
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Man About Town (2006)
A top Hollywood talent agent (Affleck) finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down. (imdb)
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Charlotte
Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. (imdb)
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Valiant (2005)
From the producer of "Shrek" and "Shrek 2," comes this high-flying computer-animated comedy-adventure tale of a brave-but-undersized pigeon named Valiant (voiced by Ewan McGregor), who dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service (RHPS), and serving crown and country during World War II. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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Wine for the Confused (2004)
This show is a great low key introduction to wine, wine making and wine tasting. It isn't meant to be a comedy, although with John Cleese how could you not laugh occasionally. The descriptions and the information are all geared toward novices at wine tasting, so it does keep things on a rather simple but enjoyable level. (imdb)
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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Fabulous adventures, hilarious predicaments and exhilarating action await an all-star international cast as three unlikely heroes attempt to settle an outrageous wager in this spectacle based on the novel by Jules Verne. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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Shrek 2 (2004)
The fairy tale continues as everyone's favorite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all -- the inlaws! (DreamWorks)
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Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School (2003)
We are taken on a Travelogue-style tour of St. Titarse's, eh, St. Titus's Academy by the well known Monty Python team, back for this totally new sketch. (imdb)
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Scorched (2003)
Three mischievous employees (Paulo Costanzo, Woody Harrelson, Alicia Silverstone) of a bank in a small deserted town all make plans to rob at the same time, however none of them knows about the others. Meanwhile, a clothing store employee (Rachel Leigh Cook) has plans for revenge against a local millionaire (John Cleese). (imdb)
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Charlie
In the Angels' new adventure, the captivating trio once again demonstrates their expertise as masters of espionage, martial arts, and disguise. (Sony)
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Stupidity (2003)
A lighthearted look at stupidity and ignorance in modern society, as well as a brief history of the study of intelligence. Celebrities and other notable personalities are interviewed on the subject of the prevalence of stupidity in the media and culture. (imdb)
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George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
It's been 5 years since socialite Ursula Stanhope left civilization to marry George, lovable and clumsy King of the Jungle. Now father to George Junior, George finds himself stressed at having to juggle his cherished roles of jungle king, Junior's dad, and Ursula's loving husband... (imdb)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Forced to spend his summer holidays with his muggle relations, Harry Potter gets a real shock when he gets a surprise visitor: Dobby the house-elf, who warns Harry Potter against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. Harry decides to ignore Dobby's warning and continues with his pre-arranged schedule. But at Hogwarts, strange and terrible things are indeed happening... (imdb)
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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
Set on the moon in the year 2087, this comedy stars Eddie Murphy as Pluto Nash, the audacious, successful owner of the hottest nightclub in town who finds himself in trouble with lunar gangsters. (Warner Bros.)
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Die Another Day (2002)
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.
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Mickey
The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy. It's all up to Mickey and his friends to overthrow evil and return the House of Mouse to normal--or as close to normal as it get's. (imdb)
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Mickey
Mickey and all his friends hold their own Christmas party at the House of Mouse, after being snowed in. (imdb)
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The Human Face (2001)
The Human Face (2001) - TV Mini-Series
Four part documentary series about the human face, featuring John Cleese.
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Rat Race (2001)
Donald P. Sinclair (Cleese) has placed six separate gold coins in different slot machines in his casino. The lucky six who find these coins discover an opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to own $2 million. Locked up in a locker in New Mexico, these six contestants must now race each other, to be the first to the cash. There are no rules in place and everything that could possibly happen, does. Whilst, behind the scenes, Sinclair's associates are placing their bets. (imdb)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (imdb)
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Isn
An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann (Bette Midler)... (imdb)
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The Magic Pudding (2000)
The story is set in Australia, it tells of a magic pudding which, no matter how often it is eaten, always reforms in order to be eaten again. It is owned by three companions who must defend it against Pudding Thieves who want it for themselves.
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The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, a terrorist who can't feel pain.
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Parting Shots (1999)
Harry Sterndale, a failed photographer, is told that he has only three months to live due to him getting cancer. After thinking things over he decides that since he is dying anyway that he will kill or destroy all the people that has ever crossed or hurt him during his entire life.
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The Out-of-Towners (1999)
The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview. (imdb)
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Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999)
Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th anniversary. (imdb)
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The Fine Art of Separating People From Their Money (1998)
A look at the line between art and commerce. Hosted by Dennis Hopper
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Fierce Creatures (1997)
A quaint English zoo is the setting for a riotous revolt after the zoo director attempts to rid the park of its cute, cuddly animals and display only "fierce creatures." (Universal)
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George of the Jungle (1997)
Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends. When poachers mess with George's pals, the King Of Swing swings into action. (Disney)
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The Wind in the Willows (1996)
Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr.Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels. (imdb)
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The Swan Princess (1994)
As children, Princess Odette and Prince Derek hated the thought that someday they would be forced to marry. Yet, as they grew up, their looks as well as their feelings for each other changed. However, in one night everything goes wrong, Derek makes an insulting remark, and Odette vanishes... (imdb)
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Frankenstein (1994)
When Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he just created, the monster escapes and later swears revenge. (imdb)
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The Jungle Book (1994)
A faithful adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgoli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves... (imdb)
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Splitting Heirs (1993)
A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to hate the American who is his boss, his friend, and the man who has stolen the woman after whom he lusts. (imdb)
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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace... (imdb)
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Bullseye! (1990)
Moore and Caine play dual rolls in this off-beat and highly silly caper - a pair of small time con-men and a partnership of nuclear physicists... (imdb)
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Erik the Viking (1989)
Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life. (imdb)
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Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989)
Sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) presented by Steve Martin.
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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer - Archie Leach. (imdb)
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Clockwise (1986)
An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another. (imdb)
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Silverado (1985)
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town. (imdb)
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Yellowbeard (1983)
Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure... (imdb)
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Group Madness (1983)
Documentary on the making of "Yellowbeard"
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The Meaning of Life (1983)
The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way. (imdb)
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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
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. (imdb)
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Privates on Parade (1982)
The members of SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) fall in and out of love while trying to dodge Malayan Communist bullets in the late 1940s. Not only that, they have to contend with a loony, bible bashing Major (John Cleese) who creates far more danger than any of the jungle inhabitants. Only gay captain Dennis Quilley seems capable of coping with him but even he isn't aware of the cowardly Michael Elphick selling arms to the natives. (imdb)
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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy. (imdb)
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Time Bandits (1981)
A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal. (imdb)
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The Taming of the Shrew (1980)
The swaggering Petruchio, eager to wive it wealthily in Padua, agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine. (imdb)
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Peter Cook & Co. (1980)
Included many sketches including a Tales of the Unexpected spoof titled "Tales Of The Much As We Expected", which involved Cook as Roald Dahl explaining why he dropped the "n" in Ronald, the sketch ends with the fireplace spreading over the room... (Wikipedia)
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Life of Brian (1979)
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah (imdb)
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The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)
The grandson of the world's first and foremost consulting detective and his bumbling, bionic sidekick attempt to catch the only living descendant of Professor Moriarty. (imdb)
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Pleasure at Her Majesty
Monty Python meets Beyond the Fringe
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Fawlty Towers (1975)
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (imdb)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles (imdb)
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The Love Ban (1973)
The tribulations of a devoutly Catholic couple, played by Nanette Newman and Hywel Bennett. When Newman decides she doesn't want to be burdened with children, she decides to take the pill--which, as we all know from those ubiquitous posters of the 1960s, was a "No No" so far as the Pope was concerned.
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Rentadick (1972)
Armitage runs a chemical company that is on the verge of producing a gas that causes temporary disability. Clearly the military want it but it is also sought by a group of Japanese. Both Armitage and Madam Greenfly hire different people in the same detective agency to guard the gas and steal it respectively... confusion, double crosses and hilarity ensue...
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The Statue (1971)
Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular phallus, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. (imdb)
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Monty Python
The two episodes of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" that were made for German TV.
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And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show. (imdb)
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks. (imdb)
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The Best House in London (1969)
In Victorian London, the British Government attempts a solution to the problem of prostitution by establishing the world's most fabulous brothel. (imdb)
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Monty Python
The irreverent Monty Python comedy troupe present a series of skits which are often surreal, baudy, uncompromising, tasteless, but inevitably hilarious. (imdb)
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The Magic Christian (1969)
Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire.
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How to Irritate People (1968)
In this mock-documentary, John Cleese narrates a series of sketches on irritation -- types and techniques. Included are parents irritating their children, old ladies irritating movie-goers in a theater, an overly subservient waiter, a car repairman denying obvious car trouble, a party guest hinting for a ride, airplane pilots playing practical jokes on their passengers, and a talk show host who doesn't stop talking. (imdb)
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The Goon Show (1968)
Sketch comedy from Britain
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