The Meaning of Life (1983)

Goodbye Gifts on the Battlefield

Moments before he is about to make a battlefield charge, the Sergeant’s (Terry Jones) troops give him an assortment of clocks as goodbye gifts.

Directed by Terry Jones.

Released in 1983 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Military Officer
  • action: Explode
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  • action: Kill
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  • editors-choice: Parodies
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  • editors-choice: Awkward Moments
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  • secondary-occasion: Farewell
  • prop: Clock
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  • prop: Helmet
  • prop: Cake
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  • setting: Battlefield
  • theme: Generosity
  • theme: Leadership
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  • actor: Michael Palin
  • actor: Terry Gilliam
  • actor: Graham Chapman
  • actor: Eric Idle
  • actor: John Cleese
  • actor: Terry Jones
  • director: Terry Jones
  • producer: John Goldstone
  • cinematographer: Roger Pratt
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  • role-name: Harry
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  • screenwriter: John Cleese
  • screenwriter: Terry Gilliam
  • screenwriter: Graham Chapman
  • screenwriter: Eric Idle
  • screenwriter: Michael Palin
  • screenwriter: Terry Jones
  • year: 1983
  • studio: Universal