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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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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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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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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

The Chinese title for the movie reads "Han Dou Xian Sheng", which literally means "Foolish Bean Mister", giving the impression that Mr. Bean's name actually comes with "Foolish" (the Chinese character "Han" can mean naive, foolish, silly or simple minded). Therefore in Chinese pop-culture, if you refer to Mr. Bean simply as "Bean" ("Dou", "Dou zi", or "Dou Xian Sheng"), most people would be puzzled, but when you say "Foolish Bean" ("Han Dou"), they would immediately understand your reference. 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 »

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David Langley: Why am I worried about this? You did it! All I gotta do is go tell 'em what happened. But they'll say, "Who left him alone with the picture?" And I'll say, "Me". And they'll say, "You're fired" and I'll say, "Fine". They'll say, "No, no, no, firing's not good enough. Let's prosecute you for negligence". I go to jail, my wife leaves me, my daughter becomes a prostitute, I wind up on death row sharing a cell with Butch McDick!
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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 Black Adder the Third (1987) See more »

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I Get Around
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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British farce at its finest!
8 November 2004 | by (Tennessee, U.S) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and in my opinion it is among the ranks of the legendary Monty Python.

"Bean" is about the infamous Mr.Bean, a lazy buffoon who manages to cause problems in even the simplest of tasks. In this movie, he works at an Art Gallery and the management desperately want to get rid of him. Rather than fire him, they send him to Los Angeles to unveil the painting, "Whistler's Mother". An American named David Langley allows Mr.Bean to stay in his house during his visit against the will of his family. This turns out to be a huge mistake.

This movie is roll-out-of-your-chair-laughing funny. Rowan Atkinson's acting is beyond excellent, and all of the other characters are good as well.

The only thing I can find to nitpick about this movie is that there is not a very strong plot. The movie is basically a line of connected humor skits. I personally do not mind this too much, but if you are looking for a movie with a story that can be made into a book, look elsewhere.

If you enjoyed the Mr.Bean series and like "disaster" movies, this is the perfect movie for you!


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