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13 December 1992 (USA) See more »
Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lenny Henry ... Josephus the Genie
John Gabriel ... Wizard

Alan Cumming ... Bernard Bottle

Rowan Atkinson ... Charles Pinkworth
Denis Lill ... Frank Kepple (as Dennis Lill)
Beaux Bryant ... Nurse

Kevin Allen ... Kevin

Andrée Bernard ... Judy

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself
Janet Henfrey ... Miss Purse
Marcia Ashton ... Miss Temple
Sheila Latimer ... Bernard's Mother
Sally Geoghegan ... Waitress
Angela Clarke ... Carrie (as Angie Clarke)

Bob Geldof ... Himself

Gary Whelan ... Officer
Trevor Laird ... PC Parker
Stacy Davies ... Desk Sergeant

Lee Sheward ... Third PC

Gary Lineker ... Himself
David Forman ... Ninja Turtle

Trevor McDonald ... Newscaster
Vincent Hanna ... Reporter
Daniel Daniels ... Child in Santa's Castle
Scott Argyle ... Child in Santa's Castle
Stephen Monroe ... Child in Santa's Castle
Carly Langridge ... Child in Santa's Castle
Ben Rennis ... Child in Santa's Castle
Max Weiland ... Child in Santa's Castle
Liatt Joseph-Mitchell ... Child in Santa's Castle

Directed by
Paul Weiland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Curtis 

Produced by
Peter Fincham .... executive producer
Mary Francis .... executive producer
Andy McClean .... associate producer
Jacinta Peel .... producer
Original Music by
Howard Goodall 
Cinematography by
Roger Pratt 
Film Editing by
Ian Weil 
Casting by
Paul DeFreitas 
Production Design by
John Beard 
Rod McLean 
Costume Design by
Rebecca Hale 
Makeup Department
Ivana Primorac .... assistant makeup artist
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Baker .... first assistant director
Marcus Catlin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Judy Farr .... property buyer
Ty Teiger .... property master
Sound Department
Dushko Indjic .... sound
Eddy Joseph .... dubbing editor
Otto Snel .... dubbing mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Butler .... grip
Perry Evans .... gaffer
Ossa Mills .... best boy
Shaun O'Dell .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Seresin .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Lewis Muslin .... assistant editor
Location Management
Peter Ker .... location manager
Duncan Maynard .... location manager
Other crew
Kay Fenton .... continuity
Emma Freud .... script editor
Glyn Jones .... production coordinator
Amanda Poster .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
Argentina:70 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Released on DVD in the UK on 4th September 2007.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Josephus takes Bernard flying on his magic carpet for the first time, he says "The real skill is in the landing". Supposedly they crash-land in a back alley full of bins and rubbish, creating a huge mess. However, the prop-explosion that blows up all the bins is visible because they are all neatly stacked at the first moment when the camera shot shows the alley where they "landed".See more »
Genie:And you are a very large turd in a horrible pink shirt.
Charles Pinkworth:I beg your BLOODY pardon?
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, 23 November 1999
Author: kerownynn from Melbourne, Australia.

I really love this movie. I've seen thousands of films that claim to be 'feel good', but strangely enough none of them actually made me feel good. This one does. It's also quite hilarious, and also sad enough to make me cry at the end. The brilliance that is this film might owe something to the efforts of Lenny Henry, Rowan Atkinson (bugger ye off) and Richard Curtis - not to mention Bernard himself. Another plus factor about this movie is that it really is fit for all ages. Buy it!

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