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Bean (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  7 November 1997 (USA)
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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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Lord Walton
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Gareth
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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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Once in a generation, a motion picture comes along that touches both our hearts and our souls. This is not one of them. 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:

$2,255,233 (USA) (17 October 1997)

Gross:

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

Future Doctor Who (2005) Peter Capaldi has a small role as Gareth, one of the members of the board at the National Gallery. Rowan Atkinson played The Doctor in the 1999 "Children in Need" spoof Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999). See more »

Goofs

Several spoken references are made to the "Royal National Gallery" as well as the labeling of an exterior shot. It should have been referred to as the "National Gallery" since the gallery was founded by the state, not by royalty. See more »

Quotes

David Langley: I've given my life to art and from here on in, the only art I will get anywhere near are the pictures I draw on the pavement hoping passersby will throw nickels in my hat. I guess the long on the short of it: I wish I'd never been born.
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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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References Being There (1979) See more »

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Picture Of You
Written by Andrew Watkins, Paul Wilson, Eliot Kennedy and Ronan Keating
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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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