Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Directed By Terry Jones
Written By Monty Python
Cast Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Produced By John Goldstone
Film Editing By Julian Doyle
Cinematography By Peter Hannan, Roger Pratt
Music By John Du Prez

United Kingdom



Release Date

March 31, 1983


107 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Universal Pictures

Budget $9,000,000
Gross $18,059,552



  • Graham Chapman as Fish No. 1, Obstetrician, Harry Blackitt, Wymer, Hordern, Coles, Dr. Livingstone, Transvestite, Eric, Arthur Jarrett, Tony Bennett
  • John Cleese as Fish No. 2, Dr. Spencer, Humphrey Williams, Sturridge, Ainsworth, Waiter, Maitre D', Grim Reaper
  • Terry Gilliam as Window Washer, Fish No. 4, Walters, M'Lady Joeline, Mr. Brown, Howard Katzenberg
  • Eric Idle as Gunther, Fish No. 3, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Blackitt, Watson, Blackitt, Atkinson, Perkins, Mrs. Hendy, Noel Coward, Gaston, Angela
  • Terry Jones as Bert, Fish No. 6, Mum, Capt. Biggs, Man with Bendy Arms, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Creosote, Maria, Leaf Father, Fiona Portland-Smythe
  • Michael Palin as Harry, Fish No. 5, Mr. Pycroft, Dad, Chaplain, Carter, Spadger, Pakenham-Walsh, Mr. Marvin Hendy, Leaf Son, Debbie Katzenberg
  • Carol Cleveland as Beefeater Waitress, Leaf mother (voice) / Leaf Daughter, Heaven Receptionist
  • Patricia Quinn as Helen Williams
  • Mark Holmes as A Severed Head
  • Simon Jones as Chadwick, Jeremy Portland-Smyth