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The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.

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Alison Langley
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George Grierson
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Elmer
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Security Buck
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Stingo Wheelie
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Det. Butler
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Lord Walton
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Storyline

Bean works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the chairman of the gallery's board defends him. They send him to USA, to the small Los Angeles art gallery instead, where he'll have to officiate at the opening of the greatest US picture ever (called "Whistler's Mother"). Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

One Man. One Masterpiece. One Very Big Mistake. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG-13 for moments of risque humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bean: The Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$132,500,000 (Non-US) (31 October 1997)

Gross:

$45,298,656 (USA) (23 January 1998)
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Trivia

For a considerable length of time there was a character called Annie; a nice, but not particularly bright girl who worked at the museum. She was deleted from the script because her character played no significant role in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Bean tries to dry his trousers using the metal fan during their first meeting at the gallery, Grierson asks him to join their conversation. After Bean turns around, Peter MacNicol is clearly trying not to laugh and almost bursts out right before the scene ends. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bean: Hello, I'm Dr. Bean. Apparently. And my job is to sit and look at paintings. So, what have I learned that I can say about this painting? Well, firstly, it's quite big, which is excellent. If it were very small, microscopic, then hardly anyone would be able to see it. Which would be a shame. Secondly, and I'm getting quite near the end of this... analysis, secondly, why was it worth this man spending fifty million of your American dollars? And the answer to that is, that it's a picture of ...
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Crazy Credits

After the in-credit Working Title Films logo, Bean appears on the screen: "Yes, I normally stay to the end as well," followed by some more remarks to the leaving audience. See more »


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Elected Mr. Bean And The Smear Campaign
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User Reviews

 
Successful transformation to the big screen
2 March 2001 | by (london) – See all my reviews

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Bean the movie is a triumph in the cinema world. For once a film based on the T.V. series has worked. It may be the case the best jokes are altered versions of what appeared on the small screen but are slotted into the story line with immense skill. Just before Bean gets the Turkey stuck on his head when asked had he cooked a turkey before he nods his head in an unsure "mmmm" mannner.

The best thing about Bean the movie is the for once it is the Americans who are made to look stupid. Whereas in many movies the British are the joke being portrayed as posh in Bean it the Americans who are laughed at for being simply to stupid to realise this so called doctor bean is in fact not a doctor.

On hearing Mr Bean was hitting the big screen I was at first very concerned that it would not work for him to talk . However many of the funniest lines are when he does open his mouth such as when he calls a 50 million dollar painting a big picture of an old bat.

Very recommended


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