Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers) adopts homeless bum Youngman (Sir Ringo Starr) to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire. They leave no stone unturned as sporting events, restaurants, art galleries, and traditional pheasant hunts turn into lurid displays of bad manners and profiteering. Things climax at the social event of the season, the inaugural voyage of the new pleasure cruiser, "The Magic Christian".
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The Magic Christian is: antiestablishmentarian, antibellum, antitrust, antiseptic, antibiotic, antisocial & antipasto.
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Did You Know?
Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers) suborns the Oxford boat crew into cheating during the boat race. Graham Chapman
(who appeared in the scene) was a graduate of Cambridge University and, given the Oxford-Cambridge rivalry, most likely would have appreciated the idea that the Oxford crew could be corrupted. See more
At Auchengillen Station, Guy Grand's car is blocked by a police car which pulls to a halt across its path. After a brief conversation, Grand's car drives off unimpeded. The Police Car has shifted to the side. See more
Traffic warden #27
What's your game, Mister?
Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE
[riffling a wad of bills under the warden's nose, to persuade him to eat a parking ticket
Grand is the name, and, uh - money is the game. Would you care to play?
The shorter version - largely altered for U.S. television - omits the scene where Guy & Youngman Grand fill a vat with manure, urine, blood, and then cash, to see who will jump in to collect it. See more
Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers
Carry On To Tomorrow
Written by Tom Evans
(as Tom) & Pete Ham
Recorded by Badfinger
(as Bad Finger) See more