The Meaning of Life (1983)


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.

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Movie Score: 7.4/10 from 832 votes
Release Date: 1983-03-31
Status: Released
Run time: 107 min / 1:47
Production Studio : Celandine Films, The Monty Python Partnership, Universal Pictures
Production Country: United Kingdom
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The Meaning of Life Casts

Terry Gilliam
as Diverse Rollen
Graham Chapman
as Diverse Rollen
John Cleese
as Diverse Rollen
Eric Idle
as Diverse Rollen
Terry Jones
as Diverse Rollen
Michael Palin
as Diverse Rollen
Carol Cleveland
as Diverse Rollen
Simon Jones
as Cedric
Patricia Quinn
as Mrs. Williams
Judy Loe
as Nurse #1
Andrew Bicknell
as (Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance")
Andrew MacLachlan
as Groom
Mark Holmes
as Severed head
Valerie Whittington
as Mrs. Moore
Jennifer Franks
as Bride
Imogen Bickford-Smith
as Nurse #2
Angela Mann
as Second guest's wife
Matt Frewer
as Cornered Executive who Jumps (segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance")

The Meaning of Life Crew

Writing Graham Chapman Screenplay
Writing John Cleese Screenplay
Writing Terry Gilliam Screenplay
Writing Eric Idle Screenplay
Writing Terry Jones Screenplay
Writing Michael Palin Screenplay
Directing Terry Jones Director
Directing Terry Gilliam Director
Production John Goldstone Producer
Sound John Du Prez Original Music Composer
Editing Julian Doyle Editor
Production Michelle Guish Casting
Production Debbie McWilliams Casting
Art Harry Lange Production Design
Camera Roger Pratt Director of Photography
Camera Peter Hannan Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Mary Hillman Makeup Department Head
Art Richard Dawking Art Direction
Art John Beard Art Direction
Art Sharon Cartwright Set Decoration
Art Simon Wakefield Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up James Acheson Costume Design
Production David Wimbury Production Manager
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer