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Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Originally financed by EMI, who backed out of their contract a week before production was to begin, because they considered the script blasphemous. The Pythons sued and settled with EMI out of court. George Harrison, a huge fan of Monty Python, felt so strongly ... ...
Wise Man #1:
Brian's mother: Oh!
Brian's mother: Who are you?
Wise Man #2: We are three wise men.
Brian's mother: What?
Wise Man #1: We are three wise men.
Brian's mother: Well, what are you doing creeping around a cow shed at two o'clock in the morning? That doesn't sound very wise to me.
A Roman centurion in full dress would be recognizable by 3 things: greaves covering his shins and knees, a vine in his hand and especially a helmet with the crest positioned from left to right. Cleese's centurion is wearing none of these badges of rank. His helmet is in fact more like that of a Roman general.
The opening credits are presented as an elaborate Terry Gilliam animated sequence of Roman temples being destroyed.
$26,376 (USA) (30 April 2004)
$646,124 (USA) (22 October 2004)
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