Life of Brian

He wasn't the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.

Life of Brian (1979)


Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

Director: Terry Jones
Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

Release Date: 1979-08-17
Status: Released
Run time: 94 min / 1:34
Budget: $4,000,000
Revenue: $20,045,115
Production Companies : HandMade Films, Python (Monty) Pictures Limited
Production Country: United Kingdom



Graham Chapman
Brian Cohen
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Mr. Cheeky
Terry Jones
Mandy Cohen
Michael Palin
Wise Man #3
Terence Bayler
Carol Cleveland
Mrs. Gregory
Kenneth Colley
Neil Innes
A Weedy Samaritan
Charles McKeown
False Prophet / Blind Man / Giggling Guard / Stig
John Young
Gwen Taylor
Mrs. Big Nose
Sue Jones-Davies
Judith Iscariot
John Case
Pilate's Wife
Andrew MacLachlan
Another Official Stoners Helper / Giggling Guard
Bernard McKenna
Parvus / Official Stoners Helper / Giggling Guard
George Harrison
Mr. Papadopolous
Chris Langham
Alfonso / Giggling Guard


Directing Terry Jones Director
Production John Goldstone Producer
Sound Geoffrey Burgon Original Music Composer
Camera Peter Biziou Director of Photography
Editing Julian Doyle Editor
Art Terry Gilliam Production Design
Art Roger Christian Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Charles Knode Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Hazel Pethig Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Kenteas Brine Makeup Artist
Sound Tony Orton Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Kent Houston Visual Effects
Writing Graham Chapman Screenplay
Writing John Cleese Screenplay
Writing Terry Gilliam Screenplay
Writing Eric Idle Screenplay
Writing Terry Jones Screenplay
Writing Michael Palin Screenplay
Production Tarak Ben Ammar Executive Producer
Production Tim Hampton Associate Producer
Production George Harrison Executive Producer
Production Denis O'Brien Executive Producer
Art Mohammed Azounadhea Assistant Art Director
Camera John Stanier Camera Operator
Camera Sadok Ben Amor Grip
Costume & Make-Up Kenteas Brine Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Hassen Soufi Set Dressing Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ken Lintott Wigmaker
Crew Alan Annand Loader
Crew Peter Thompson Public Relations
Crew John Spottiswood Scenic Artist
Sound Garth Marshall Sound Recordist
Directing Jonathan Benson First Assistant Director
Editing Rodney Glenn First Assistant Editor
Lighting Roy Rodhouse Electrician
Production Ron Swinburne Production Accountant
Sound David Watts Dolby Consultant
Visual Effects Terry Gilliam Animation
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer

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