The Meaning Of Life

Universal Pictures (1983)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Fantasy, Satire
UK | English | Color | 1h 42min

Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world's most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.


Cast View all

Graham Chapman Chairman / Fish #1 / Doctor / Harry Blackitt / Wymer / Hordern / General / Coles / Narrator #2 / Dr.
John Cleese Fish #2 / Dr. Spencer / Humphrey Williams / Sturridge / Ainsworth / Waiter / Eric's Assistant / Maît
Terry Gilliam Window Washer / Fish #4 / Walters / Middle of the Film Announcer / M'Lady Joeline / Mr. Brown / Howa
Eric Idle Gunther / Fish #3 / 'Meaning of Life' Singer / Mr. Moore / Mrs. Blackitt / Watson / Blackitt / Atkin
Terry Jones Bert / Fish #6 / Mum / Priest / Biggs / Sergeant / Man with Bendy Arms / Mrs. Brown / Mr. Creosote /
Michael Palin Window Washer / Harry / Fish #5 / Mr. Pycroft / Dad / Narrator #1 / Chaplain / Carter / Spadger / Re
Carol Cleveland Beefeater Waitress / Wife of Guest #1 / Leaf Mother / Leaf Daughter / Heaven Receptionist
Simon Jones Chadwick / Jeremy Portland-Smythe
Patricia Quinn Mrs. Williams
Judy Loe Nurse #1
Andrew Maclachlan Groom / Wycliff / Victim #1 / Guest #3
Mark Holmes Victim #2 / Troll Waiter / Guest #2
Valerie Whittington Mrs. Moore
Jennifer Franks Bride
Imogen Bickford-Smith Nurse #2
Angela Mann Wife of Guest #2
Peter Lovstrom Brown's Son
George Silver Diner Eating Howard the Fish
Chris Grant
Sydney Arnold (segment The Crimson Permanent Assurance)
Guy Bertrand (segment The Crimson Permanent Assurance)
Andrew Bicknell (segment The Crimson Permanent Assurance)
Ross Davidson (segment The Crimson Permanent Assurance)
Myrtle Devenish Old Lady (segment The Crimson Permanent Assurance)
Tim Douglas (segment The Crimson Permanent Assurance)

Crew View all

Director Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones
Writer Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Producer John Goldstone
Photography Roger Pratt, Peter Hannan
Musician John Du Prez

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8414906918857 Blu-ray Sep 11, 2013 Edición 30 Aniversario
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014381422627 DVD 1 Oct 17, 2000
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