Revealing mistake: When the blind man is telling Brian he can see again and falls down in the pit, you can see the white mattress that he lands on. (01:01:10)
Three wise men visit baby Brian's stable, and present him with gifts. Suddenly they return, snatching the gifts, realising they have given them to the wrong baby. Thirty years later, Brian is living with his grumpy mother, who tells him he is a Roman. He protests, and joins the People's Front of Judea, an anti-Roman revolutionary group. They send him out to write "Romans go home" on the palace wall: which he does, in very bad Latin. A passing Roman Centurion affably corrects it, and makes him write it out 100 times. Later he falls in love with Judith, one of the revolutionaries. Brian returns to the group, and joins them in a plot to kidnap Pilate's wife. In the palace, they meet a rival group doing the same thing. They all fight and kill each other, except Brian, who is arrested, and interviewed by Pilate. While the guards are laughing helplessly at the name of Pilate's friend "Biggus Dickus", Brian escapes, and finds his way back to the group. He then ends up making a speech to local people, who suddenly believe he is the Messiah. They all pursue him, but he flees, until the Romans arrest him again.
Boring Prophet: There shall in that time be rumors of things going astray, erm, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia-work base, that has an attachment. At that time, a friend shall lose his friend's hammer, and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before, about eight o'clock.
Question: When Brian is about to be crucified, soldiers arrive with news of his release. The soldiers ask for Brian, and everybody shouts "I'm Brian." Is this a parody of the "I'm Spartacus" episode in the Kirk Douglas/Stanley Kubrick film of "Spartacus"? If so, would this support my feeling that Life Of Brian is primarily a parody of classical/biblical 'epic' films?
Join the mailing list
Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.