Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
In 1975, when The Holy Grail reached theaters, Monty Python was still something of a cult phenomenon on this side of the Atlantic. “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” had been introduced several years earlier, but it was far from well-known, and many areas of the country had not yet been exposed to it. Over the span of the last 25 years, the Pythons have gone from living on the fringe to becoming an embedded staple of mainstream culture. Today, it’s hard to find anyone under the age of 45 who hasn’t at least heard of Monty Python. And The Holy Grail, which started life as a low-budget, throw-away comedy, has turned into a classic of its genre.