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.
During the Venice Film Festival, the UAAR (Italian Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics) assigns the Premio Brian (Brian Award) to the most rationalist/atheist movie presented to the Festival. The name of the award is dedicated to this movie.
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.
When John Cleese starts reading out the name of the person to be stoned, the shadow of a boom mic is visible on the wall behind him.
At the very end (after copyright) is still shown: If you have enjoyed this film, why not go and see "La Notte"?
The Criterion LD/DVD features the following deleted scenes:
$26,376 (USA) (2 May 2004)
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