The Meaning of Life (1983)

The Miracle of Birth

When a woman comes to the hospital ready for childbirth, Doctors are more interested in “the machine that goes ping” than their patient.

Directed by Terry Jones.

Released in 1983 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Pregnant Woman
  • character-type: Boss
  • character-type: Doctor
  • character-type: Mother
  • action: Inject
  • action: Inspect
  • action: Lecture
  • editors-choice: Politically Incorrect Moments
  • editors-choice: Licensable Clips
  • editors-choice: Hilarious!
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • secondary-genre: British Movies
  • secondary-genre: Cult Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Satires
  • secondary-genre: British Comedies
  • mood: Dark
  • mood: Funny
  • primary-occasion: Having a Baby
  • secondary-occasion: Childbirth
  • prop: Mask
  • prop: Camera
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  • setting: Hospital
  • theme: Birth
  • theme: Accomplishment
  • theme: Ethics
  • actor: Michael Palin
  • actor: Graham Chapman
  • actor: Eric Idle
  • actor: John Cleese
  • director: Terry Jones
  • producer: John Goldstone
  • cinematographer: Roger Pratt
  • cinematographer: Peter Hannan
  • composer: John Du Prez
  • editor: Julian Doyle
  • costume-designer: James Acheson
  • production-designer: Harry Lange
  • role-name: Pakenham-Walsh
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  • role-name: Mr. Pycroft
  • role-name: Narrator #2
  • role-name: Man in Pink
  • role-name: Transvestite
  • role-name: Blackitt
  • role-name: Mrs. Hendy
  • role-name: Fish #2
  • role-name: Ainsworth
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  • role-name: Harry Blackitt
  • role-name: Dr. Livingstone
  • role-name: Mr. Marvin Hendy
  • role-name: Arthur Jarrett
  • role-name: Eric's Assistant
  • role-name: Victim #3
  • role-name: Spadger
  • role-name: Wymer
  • role-name: Debbie Katzenberg
  • role-name: Narrator #1
  • role-name: Hordern
  • role-name: Chairman
  • role-name: Padre
  • role-name: Geoffrey
  • role-name: Noël Coward
  • role-name: Fish #5
  • role-name: Atkinson
  • role-name: 'Meaning of Life' Singer
  • role-name: Perkins
  • role-name: Guest #1
  • role-name: Coles
  • role-name: Doctor
  • role-name: Teddy Hutchins
  • role-name: Eric
  • role-name: Waiter
  • role-name: Gaston
  • role-name: Gunther
  • role-name: Angela
  • role-name: Chaplain
  • role-name: Regimental Sergeant Major
  • role-name: Tony Bennett
  • role-name: Harry
  • role-name: Watson
  • role-name: Dad
  • role-name: Carter
  • screenwriter: John Cleese
  • screenwriter: Terry Gilliam
  • screenwriter: Graham Chapman
  • screenwriter: Eric Idle
  • screenwriter: Michael Palin
  • screenwriter: Terry Jones
  • year: 1983
  • studio: Universal