Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1982)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords episodic, Monty Python (franchise)
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Graham Chapman Actor n/a 1 1000001
John Cleese Actor n/a 1 1000002
Terry Gilliam Actor n/a 1 1000003
Eric Idle Actor n/a 1 1000004
Terry Jones Actor n/a 1 1000005
Michael Palin Actor n/a 1 1000006
Carol Cleveland Actor n/a 1 1000007
Simon Jones Actor n/a 1 1000008
Patricia Quinn Actor n/a 1 1000009
Judy Loe Actor n/a 1 1000010
Andrew Maclachlan Actor n/a 1 1000011
Mark Holmes Actor n/a 1 1000012
Valerie Whittington Actor n/a 1 1000013
Jennifer Franks Actor n/a 1 1000014
Imogen Bickford-Smith Actor n/a 1 1000015
Angela Mann Actor n/a 1 1000016
Peter Lovstrom Actor n/a 1 1000017
Victoria Plum Actor n/a 1 1000018
Anne Rosenfeld Actor n/a 1 1000019
George Silver Actor n/a 1 1000020
Terry Jones Director n/a 2 2000001
Terry Gilliam Director special sequence director 2 2000002
John Goldstone Producer n/a 3 3000001
Graham Chapman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Cleese Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Terry Gilliam Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Eric Idle Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Terry Jones Screenplay n/a 120778 4000005
Michael Palin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000006
David Wimbury Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Ray Corbett Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Peter Kohn Location Manager n/a 193 5000003
Penny Eyles Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
Peter Hannan Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Dewi Humphreys Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
David Appleby Photography stills 120835 6000003
Julian Doyle Editor n/a 172 7000001
Keith Lowes Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Diane Ryder Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Simon Milton Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Roy Baker Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Margarita Doyle Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Graham Chapman Music n/a 120781 8000001
John DuPrez Music ("The Meaning of Life") 120781 8000002
Graham Chapman Song ("Oh Lord Please Don't Burn Us Down") 120859 8000003
John Cleese Song ("Oh Lord Please Don't Burn Us Down") 120859 8000004
Eric Idle Song ("The Meaning of Life" "Galaxy Song" "Oh Lord Please Don't Burn Us Down" "Penis Song" "Christmas in Heaven") 120859 8000005
Terry Jones Song ("Christmas in Heaven" "Every Sperm Is Sacred") 120859 8000006
Michael Palin Song ("Every Sperm Is Sacred") 120859 8000007
John DuPrez Song songs("Galaxy Song" "Oh Lord Please Don't Burn Us Down") 120859 8000008
David Howman Song ("Every Sperm Is Sacred") 120859 8000009
Andre Jacquemin Song ("Every Sperm Is Sacred") 120859 8000010
Larry Lange Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Simon Wakefield Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Richard Dawking Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Raymond Scott Costume Department costume maker 121016 13000001
Vin Burnham Costume Department costume maker 121016 13000002
Shirley Denny Costume Department costume maker 121016 13000003
Jill Thraves Costume Department costume maker 121016 13000004
William Baboo Costume Department costume maker 121016 13000005
Lizzie Willey Costume Department costume maker 121016 13000006
James Acheson Costume Designer n/a 169 13000007
Maggie Weston Hair hairstyles 120794 13000008
Maggie Weston Makeup n/a 353 13000009
Paul Carr Rerecording Mixer special effects rerecording mixer 120856 14000001
Brian Paxton Rerecording Mixer special effects rerecording mixer 120856 14000002
Garth Marshall Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000003
Rodney Glenn Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Arlene Phillips Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
George Gibbs Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000001
Valerie Charlton Visual Effects modelmaker 419 23000002
Carole DeYong Visual Effects modelmaker 419 23000003
Richard Conway Special Effects n/a 168 23000004
Bob Hollow Special Effects n/a 168 23000005
David Watson Special Effects n/a 168 23000006
Ray Hanson Special Effects n/a 168 23000007
Terry Gilliam Animation Director n/a 740 23000008
Tim Ollive Animator n/a 483 23000009
Richard Ollive Animator n/a 483 23000010
Kate Hepburn Animator n/a 483 23000011
Mike Stuart Animator n/a 483 23000012
Richard Brooks Animator n/a 483 23000013
Brian Payne Props n/a 120817 24000001
Dave Newton Props n/a 120817 24000002
John Cole Props n/a 120817 24000003
Brian Humphrey Props n/a 120817 24000004
Valerie Craig Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Kent Houston Other optical effects 120795 26000001
Paul Whitbread Other optical effects 120795 26000002
Roy Fields Other optical effects 120795 26000003
Synopsis
Life! What's it all about? Absurdist comedy heroes Monty Python take on the ultimate question in a series of surreally funny sketches dealing with birth control, sex, gluttony, war, death and wafer-thin mints. Includes the famous song "Every Sperm is Sacred" and a skit in which an obese restaurant patron finds room for a little dessert. With John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.