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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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Security Buck
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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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Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr. Bean has a passport. 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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7 November 1997 (USA)  »

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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

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

From his side of the one-way window in the police station, Bean's tie appears straight and tidy with only the 'large' end on show. However from the police perspective on the other side of the window his tie is lop-sided with both ends clearly visible across his shirt. See more »

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David Langley: Well sir, an unorthodox start; but I never expected things with a man of your calibre to be normal. I must confess I've never actually read any of your work. Tell me doctor, what exactly is your position at the gallery?
Mr. Bean: I sit in the corner... and look at the paintings.
David Langley: Ach! That is brilliant! If only more scholars would do that, not lecture and write and argue, but just sit and look at the paintings themselves. Now that is brilliant.
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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 Seinfeld (1989) See more »

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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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