The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball





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The highlights of two benefit concerts staged in support of Amnesty International are collected in this British performance film, which features ample helpings of both music and comedy. The members of the Monty Python comedy troupe serve as headliners, performing live variations on some of their most famous sketches. Additional humor is provided by such luminaries as Peter Cook, while the musical segments include performances by Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, and Sting, amongst others. While all of the performers deliver the goods, the film's overall effectiveness is unfortunately limited by the purely functional direction and often poor image quality. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By: ,
On DVD: Aug 12, 1989

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Critic Reviews for The Secret Policeman's Other Ball

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Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Worth it for the quiz show sketch with Graham Chapman dressed as a schoolgirl who thinks the answer to every question is "Baghdad!"

October 21, 2005
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

August 17, 2006
Atlantic City Weekly

Audience Reviews for The Secret Policeman's Other Ball

I think this is the best ever performance of "I don't like Mondays". The musical side of this alone is worth watching it for.

Angela Alcorn

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