R | | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
John Cleese originally campaigned for the part of Brian, eager to expand his range with his first sustained film role. The rest of the group favored Graham Chapman, and felt that Cleese would be missed if he didn't play several of the ensemble roles. Cleese soon agreed that... ...
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.
Pontius Pilate is portrayed as having a palace in Jerusalem. Although one would easily assume this, due to his role in the New Testament, he actually resided in Caesarea, which was the Roman capital of the Judean province. There are historical mentions of Pilate visiting Jerusalem, but he never lived there.
At the very end (after copyright) is still shown: If you have enjoyed this film, why not go and see "La Notte"?
$26,376 (USA) (2 May 2004)
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