The Meaning of Life 41 years old

It took God six days to create the earth, and Monty Python just 90 minutes to screw it up.

The Meaning of Life

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.

Credits

The Meaning of Life Cast

Name Character
Eric Idle He was 40, now 81 years old as Diverse Rollen
Terry Gilliam He was 42, now 83 years old as Diverse Rollen
John Cleese He was 43, now 84 years old as Diverse Rollen
Matt Frewer He was 25, now 66 years old as Cornered Executive who Jumps (segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance")
Graham Chapman He was 42, 48 years old when he died as Diverse Rollen
Judy Loe She was 36, now 77 years old as Nurse #1
Michael Palin He was 39, now 80 years old as Diverse Rollen
Carol Cleveland She was 41, now 82 years old as Diverse Rollen
Patricia Quinn She was 38, now 79 years old as Mrs. Williams
Terry Jones He was 41, 77 years old when he died as Diverse Rollen
Imogen Bickford-Smith She was 31, now 72 years old as Nurse #2
Mark Holmes He was 15, now 56 years old as Severed head
Andrew MacLachlan He was 42, 78 years old when he died as Groom
Simon Jones He was 32, now 73 years old as Cedric
Valerie Whittington as Mrs. Moore
Angela Mann as Second guest's wife
Andrew Bicknell He was 26, now 67 years old as (Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance")
Jennifer Franks as Bride

The Meaning of Life Crew

Name Department
Michelle Guish as Casting. Production
Debbie McWilliams as Casting. Production
Mary Hillman as Makeup Department Head. Costume & Make-Up
John Goldstone as Producer. Production
Simon Wakefield as Set Decoration. He was 8 (now 50) years old Art
John Beard as Art Direction. He was 35 (now 76) years old Art
David Appleby as Still Photographer. Camera
Peter Hannan as Director of Photography. He was 42 (now 83) years old Camera
David Wimbury as Production Manager. Production
Terry Gilliam as Director. He was 42 (now 83) years old Directing
Terry Gilliam as Screenplay. He was 42 (now 83) years old Writing
Roger Pratt as Director of Photography. He was 36 (now 77) years old Camera
Michael Palin as Screenplay. He was 39 (now 80) years old Writing
John Cleese as Screenplay. He was 43 (now 84) years old Writing
John Du Prez as Original Music Composer. He was 36 (now 77) years old Sound
Terry Jones as Director. He was 41 (77) years old when He died Directing
Terry Jones as Screenplay. He was 41 (77) years old when He died Writing
Julian Doyle as Editor. He was 47 (72) years old when He died Editing
Graham Chapman as Screenplay. He was 42 (48) years old when He died Writing
James Acheson as Costume Design. He was 37 (now 78) years old Costume & Make-Up
Harry Lange as Production Design. He was 52 (77) years old when He died Art
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The Meaning of Life (41 years)

It took God six days to create the earth, and Monty Python just 90 minutes to screw it up.

  • Release day: Thursday, March 31, 1983
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Budget: 9000000.00
  • Revenue: 14949697.00