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Michael Palin
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Date of Birth: May 5, 1943

Country: UK

Total Titles at Criticker: 50 - You've Seen 50

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Titles You've Ranked (50)
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A Liar A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
Summary: 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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Arthur Christmas Arthur Christmas (2011)
Summary: Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. (Sony Pictures)
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Brazil with Michael Palin Brazil with Michael Palin (2012)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Michael Palin criss-crosses Brazil to find out what makes this vast country tick. (BBC)
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What is Brazil? What is Brazil? (1985)  - TV Movie
Summary: What is this film called Brazil? Find out in this witty documentary. (imdb)
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The Wipers Times The Wipers Times (2013)  - TV Movie
Summary: When Captain Fred Roberts discovered a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium in 1916, he decided to publish a satirical magazine called The Wipers Times - "Wipers" being army slang for Ypres. Full of gallows humor, The Wipers Times was poignant, subversive and very funny. Produced literally under enemy fire and defying both authority and gas attacks, the magazine proved a huge success with the troops on the Western Front. (bbc)
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John Peel John Peel's Record Box (2005)  - TV Movie
Summary: A loving portrait of the legendary DJ, centered on a box containing 100 or so of his most cherished records.
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The Unknown Peter Sellers The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000)  - TV Special
Summary: A film on the life and death of great comic actor Peter Sellers.
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Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999)  - TV Movie
Summary: Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th anniversary. (imdb)
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Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989)  - TV Special
Summary: Sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) presented by Steve Martin.
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American Friends American Friends (1991)
Summary: Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years before. Ashby finds he enjoys their company, particularly that of Elinor, and both the women are drawn to him. Back at Oxford he is nevertheless taken aback when they arrive unannounced. Women are not allowed in the College grounds, let alone the rooms. (imdb)
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New Europe New Europe (2007)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Michael's travels in New Europe take him to twenty countries and a world that has changed beyond belief since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Iron Curtain. It's a journey that sees hope and unity in the place of fear and war... (palinstravels.co.uk)
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Monty Python Live (Mostly) Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)
Summary: The surviving members of Monty Python reunite for a final performance of their most popular sketches and songs.
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Absolutely Anything Absolutely Anything (2015)
Summary: A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment. (imdb)
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Vanity Fair Vanity Fair (2018)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia. (imdb)
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Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)  - TV Movie
Summary: 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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Three Men in a Boat Three Men in a Boat (1975)  - TV Movie
Summary: One hot June day, three friends decide there is nothing they would like to do more than to get away from London. A boating holiday with lots of fresh air and exercise would be just the very thing, or so their doctors tell them. (imdb)
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Pleasure at Her Majesty Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)  - TV Movie
Summary: Monty Python meets Beyond the Fringe
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Consuming Passions Consuming Passions (1988)
Summary: A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more! (imdb)
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The Death of Stalin The Death of Stalin (2017)
Summary: Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. (imdb)
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Ripping Yarns Ripping Yarns (1976)  - TV Series
Summary: Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn. (imdb)
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Monty Python Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)  - TV Series
Summary: 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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Monty Python: Almost the Truth - Lawyers Cut Monty Python: Almost the Truth - Lawyers Cut (2009)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: 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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Remember Me Remember Me (2014)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: The day Tom Parfitt moves from his home into residential care, he becomes the sole witness to a violent death.
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Michael Palin Michael Palin's Quest for Artemisia (2015)
Summary: Michael Palin discovers the story of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi. He unearths not only her paintings, but a complex and difficult life.
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Life on Air Life on Air (2002)  - TV Movie
Summary: This documentary traces the extraordinary television career of Sir David Attenborough, one of the most respected pioneers of the nature documentary. (imdb)
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G.B.H. G.B.H. (1991)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are destined never to be the same again. (imdb)
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Time Bandits Time Bandits (1981)
Summary: 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 Meaning of Life The Meaning of Life (1983)
Summary: The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way. (imdb)
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Jabberwocky Jabberwocky (1977)
Summary: After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures... (imdb)
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And Now for Something Completely Different And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Summary: An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show. (imdb)
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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Summary: 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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Summary: 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 Rutles: All You Need Is Cash The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)  - TV Movie
Summary: Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time (imdb)
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Concert for George Concert for George (2003)
Summary: A memorial concert for George Harrison at Albert Hall.
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Fierce Creatures Fierce Creatures (1997)
Summary: 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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A Fish Called Wanda A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Summary: 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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Life of Brian Life of Brian (1979)
Summary: 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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Around the World in 80 Days Around the World in 80 Days (1989)  - TV Series
Summary: Michael Palin has taken on the task of duplicating Phileas Fogg's feat by attempting to circumnavigate the globe, beginning and ending at the Reform Club in London, in eighty days, using no air travel. He meets Python fans in Greece, eats snake in China, and generally goes from one adventure to another, all the while fighting to make his deadline. (imdb)
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Pole to Pole Pole to Pole (1992)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Michael Palin packs his bags in this sequel to his round the world in 80 days adventure. This time his journey takes him from the North Pole to the South Pole, in as direct a route as possible, taking him through the eastern part of Africa. (imdb)
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The Wind in the Willows The Wind in the Willows (1996)
Summary: 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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Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill - A Live Tribute Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill - A Live Tribute (2002)  - TV Movie
Summary: A tribute to Spike Milligan recorded six months after his death, featuring performances and readings of some of his best material. (imdb)
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The Missionary The Missionary (1982)
Summary: Fortescue is a missionary returning from Africa after a ten year religious mission to wed his sweetheart who refuses to be touched, and because he has a new assignment. His new assignment is to minister to the prostitutes of London. Lady Ames is to fund the new assignment, but only on the condition that Reverend Fortescue share her bed. (Wikipedia)
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How to Irritate People How to Irritate People (1968)  - TV Movie
Summary: 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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Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School (2003)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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Monty Python Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971)  - TV Movie
Summary: The two episodes of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" that were made for German TV.
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Full Circle with Michael Palin Full Circle with Michael Palin (1997)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 miles through 18 countries around the Pacific rim. (imdb)
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Sahara with Michael Palin Sahara with Michael Palin (2002)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin, and broadcast in 2002. In it, Palin traveled around the Sahara Desert in Northern and Western Africa in four episodes... (imdb)
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Himalaya with Michael Palin Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004)  - TV Series
Summary: This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range, covering an amazingly diverse range of cultures and environments in various countries... (imdb)
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A Private Function A Private Function (1984)
Summary: 1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately someone steals the pig. (imdb)
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Brazil Brazil (1985)
Summary: Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. When a daydreaming bureaucrat (Pryce) becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman, he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. (Universal Pictures)