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John Cleese

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Time Bandits (1981)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughn, David Warner, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Jim Broadbent, Elevator Pitch: Kevin’s wardrobe turns out to contain a time portal and, … Continue reading

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Forster Writers/Script Zach Helm Starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, Anouk Aimée, Terry Jones, Jean-Louis Trintignant, John Cleese, Elevator Pitch: Harold Crick, an IRS inspector, carries out his various activities accompanied by a voice which seems … Continue reading

Absolutely Anything (2015)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Terry Jones Writers/Script Terry jones, Gavin Scott Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Meera Syal, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin  Elevator Pitch: Out in cosmic space a group … Continue reading

Life of Brian (1979)

Elevator Pitch Brian has the misfortune to be born in a stable next to that in which Jesus is born and is accidentally approached by the wise men before they realise their mistake. He grows up, and together with other Jews is oppressed by the Romans, who have done nothing for them except the roads, … Continue reading

Bond 19: The World in Not Enough (1999)

Elevator Pitch When the daughter of an oil tycoon escapes from her kidnappers, and the tycoon himself in terminated in the MI6 building, James Bond is set to unravel a complex plot, involving oil pipelines in Azerbaijan and atomic bombs in Turkey. He is required to protect the tycoon’s daughter whose motives may be suspect … Continue reading

The Out-of-Towners (1999)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A remake of the 1970 Neil Simon script, itself based on a component of “Plaza Suite” which did not make it into the play. Writers/Script Marc Lawrence (based on the Neil Simon original) Additional Info One of the few high points in this movie is the … Continue reading

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The Arthurian Legend, principally relating to the knights of the Round Table (sort of). Writers/Script Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin Additional Info One of the best known tropes in this outing is that the knights pretend to be on … Continue reading

Bond 20: Die Another Day (2002)

Duration 2h 13m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story All the other Bond films and Ian Fleming’s characters Writers/Script Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Additional Info This film said to reference every other Bond film before it. Director Lee Tamahori Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael … Continue reading

The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A distant relationship with the original Peter Sellars films Writer/s Script Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber, Steve Martin Writer/s Story Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber + characters by Maurice Richlin , Blake Edwards Director Harald Zwart Starring Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Alfred … Continue reading

Rat Race (2001)

Released 2001 Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Apparently “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” from 1963 Writer/s Script Andy Breckman Director Jerry Zucker Starring Nick Schaffer, Cuba Gooding Jr, Seth Green, Vince Vieluf, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Amy Smart Elevator Pitch An eccentric casino owner encourages his high rollers … Continue reading

A Fish Called Wanda

Released 1988 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script John Cleese Writer/s Story John Cleese, Charles Crichton Director Charles Crichton Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Patricia Hayes, Geoffrey Palmer Elevator Pitch A group of criminals lead by a devious American woman, Wanda, carry out … Continue reading

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Released 2008 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Edmund H North 1951 screenplay and a story by Harry Bates. Writer/s script David Scarpa Director Scott Derrickson Starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, John Hamm. Kyle Chandler Elevator Pitch A spacecraft lands in Central Park and disgorges a human like … Continue reading

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