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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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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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Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr. Bean has a passport. See more »

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

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7 November 1997 (USA)  »

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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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This was the first movie ever to gross $100m before being released in the U.S. See more »

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When Bean is standing alone in front of Whistler's Mother for the first time, he places his hands on his hips, which reveals his microphone transmitter. See more »

Quotes

[Mr Bean and David are walking home drunk]
Mr. BeanDavid Langley: [singing while intoxicated] yow, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. If you see a crocodile, don't forget to scream.
[Bean screams]
Mr. BeanDavid Langley: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. If you see a crocodile, don't forget to scream.
[both scream loudly when they approach the front door to David's house to find David's wife, Alison already home]
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Referenced in Boys Don't Cry (2000) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and the Waves)
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Truly a underrated movie!
25 April 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Bean: The Movie is without a shadow of a doubt, one best comedies of 1997. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is working as a guard in the Royal Gallery of London. His employers, except for one, all hate him. They send him on a two-month sabbatical (to get rid of him for awhile) to present Whistler's Mother to the Grierson Art Gallery in Los Angeles. The only problem? They told the Grierson that he was a world-famous scholar! If you think Bean couldn't get into any more trouble than he does in the UK, wait till you see what he does in the movie!

Bean stays with the Langley family, all of whom I found annoying except for David (Peter MacNicol), Bean's new friend. Burt Reynolds even has a short cameo appearance as General Newton, a person who cares nothing for art personally.

Although he used some of his former gags, there is enough new ones that make the movie stand out. The movie did better overseas than in the U.S. due to moronic critics and bad advertising.

Bottom line, Bean: The Movie never got the credit it deserved over here. I would buy this movie on DVD or VHS, whichever you prefer. Also if you're a Bean fan, look for The Best Bits of Mr. Bean. It's a collection of Mr. Bean skits from his TV show!


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