Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python’s signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian’s life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of Judea. Brian scores a victory of sorts when he manages to paint political slogans on an entire wall in the city of Jerusalem. The movement is not very effective but somehow Brian becomes a prophet and gathers his own following. His fate is sealed however and he lives a very short life. Written by garykmcd
|Tagline:||He wasn’t the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.|
|Cast:||Andrew MacLachlan, Bernard McKenna, Carol Cleveland, Charles McKeown, Chris Langham, Eric Idle, George Harrison, Graham Chapman, Gwen Taylor, John Case, John Cleese, John Young, Kenneth Colley, Michael Palin, Neil Innes, Sue Jones-Davies, Terence Bayler, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones|