Monty Python and the Holy Grail | Chicago Reader

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Silly, sophomoric, and slapped together—but would you want it any other way? The Pythons' second feature (1975) is full of things that even the relatively tolerant BBC wouldn't allow—including real violence, real pestilence, real death, and other comic devices. TV's 30-minute format may be better suited to the team's fragile conceits (the killer bunny bit seems to go on forever), but for all the stretching the film never snaps. Look sharp for the Ken Russell hommages. Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam directed.

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Directors:

  • Terry Gilliam
  • Terry Jones

Cast:

  • Graham Chapman
  • John Cleese
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Eric Idle
  • Neil Innes
  • Terry Jones
  • Michael Palin
  • Connie Booth
  • Carol Cleveland
  • Bee Duffell
  • John Young
  • Rita Davies
  • Sally Kinghorn

Writers:

  • Graham Chapman
  • John Cleese
  • Eric Idle
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Terry Jones
  • Michael Palin

Producers:

  • John Goldstone
  • Mark Forstater

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