"PART ONE: THE THIRD WORLD... Somewhere in the North of England"
- First two title cards for opening skit
Cannes 1983 -
New York Times - 03/31/1983
"...A monumental revue, the BEN HUR of sketch films..."
Variety - 03/23/1983
"...Funny....The seasoned British comedy troupe has this time come up with an expertly biting, off-the-wall satire of life's various passages..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/12/2003
"...A film that makes exhaustive and exhilarating mirth out of every grimness known to man..."
USA Today - 09/05/2003
"...[The film] has riotous moments..."
The Monty Python collective explains it all in this episodic comedy that dares to take on the most "sacred" aspects of life--sex, food, politics and religion--and bring them hilariously down to earth. One of the many highlights is the "Every Sperm is Sacred" episode that opens the film.
Shot in Technicolor and Elmstree Studios in Borehamwood, England and on location around England and Scotland.
Music recorded at Britannia Row, Redwood Studios and CTS.
Copyright 1983 Celandine Films.
Additional cast: Patricia Quinn, Judy Loe, Andrew MacLachlan, Mark Homes, and Valerie Whittington.
Additional credits: Anne James (Python manager), Mary Hillman (makeup supervisor), Chris Tucker (Mr. Creosote makep), Paul Carr & Brian Paxton (dubbing mixers), Richard Conway, Bob Hollow, Dave Watson, Ray Hanson (special effects).