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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 parall...

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Directed by

Terry Jones

Written by

Graham Chapman (Screenplay)
John Cleese (Screenplay)
Terry Gilliam (Screenplay)
Eric Idle (Screenplay)
Terry Jones (Screenplay)
Michael Palin (Screenplay)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

independence movement religion anarchic comedy jewry cult film satire crucifixion bethlehem roman empire three kings sermon on the mount

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#182 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#404 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#203 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

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