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Bean -- Mr. Bean, is sent on a mission to California to escort the world famous painting of "Whistler's Mother" to its new home in The Grierson Gallery. What the gallery owner, one of the richest men in America, and his curator David Langley (Peter MacNicol) believe, is that Mr. Bean is Dr. Bean, a renowned art expert. In fact he is just a sleepy-headed, wildly eccentric museum guard.  He's also the clumsiest, craziest, wackiest, wildest, most bizarre character they have ever come across, and certainly not someone you'd entrust one of the world's most valuable paintings to. But they have, and now wreaking havoc in the Grierson Gallery and wrecking Langley's marriage is just the beginning. With only hours to go before the official unveiling by the museum's benefactor, General Newton (Burt Reynolds), something terrible has happened to "Whistler's Mother" and only one man has the power to put it right. The only problem is, that man is BEAN.
Bean -- US Theatrical Trailer from Gramercy


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Release Date:
7 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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 »
The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. Bean

Peter MacNicol ... David Langley

John Mills ... Chairman (as Sir John Mills)

Pamela Reed ... Alison Langley

Harris Yulin ... George Grierson

Burt Reynolds ... General Newton

Larry Drake ... Elmer

Danny Goldring ... Security Buck

Johnny Galecki ... Stingo Wheelie

Chris Ellis ... Det. Butler

Andrew Lawrence ... Kevin Langley

Peter Egan ... Lord Walton

Peter Capaldi ... Gareth
June Brown ... Delilah
Peter James ... Dr. Rosenblum
Clive Corner ... Dr. Cutler

Rob Brownstein ... Dick Journo
Julia Pearlstein ... Phyllis Quill

Tom McGowan ... Walter Merchandise

Sandra Oh ... Bernice Schimmel

Tricia Vessey ... Jennifer Langley
Alison Goldie ... Stewardess Nicely

Dakin Matthews ... Tucker, Passenger
Scott Charles ... Timmy Pewker Jr
Thomas Mills ... Officer Stubbles

Ronnie Yeskel ... Mrs. Goodwoman

Richard Gant ... Lt. Brutus
Priscilla Shanks ... Sylvia Grierson

Richard Hicks ... Kart Pusherman
Gigi Fields ... Nurse Desking
Lela Ivey ... Nurse Pots
David Doty ... Dr. Jacobson

Robert Curtis Brown ... Dr. Frowning (as Robert Curtis-Brown)

April Grace ... Nurse Pans

Perry Anzilotti ... Dr. Squeaking
Janni Brenn ... Nurse Dyper

Annette Helde ... Nurse Gripes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Irving ... Anxious Man (uncredited)
Chris Lowe ... Passenger (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Venice Freak (uncredited)
Maridean Mansfield Shepard ... LAX Traveler (uncredited)

Directed by
Mel Smith 
Writing credits
Rowan Atkinson (character "Mr. Bean") &
Richard Curtis (character "Mr. Bean")

Richard Curtis (written by) &
Robin Driscoll (written by)

Produced by
Rowan Atkinson .... executive producer
Peter Bennett-Jones .... producer
Tim Bevan .... producer
Richard Curtis .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Rebecca O'Brien .... co-producer
Original Music by
Howard Goodall 
Cinematography by
Francis Kenny 
Film Editing by
Chris Blunden  (as Christopher Blunden)
Casting by
Ronnie Yeskel 
Production Design by
Peter S. Larkin  (as Peter Larkin)
Art Direction by
Kevin Constant 
Set Decoration by
Bill Gregory 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
Makeup Department
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist
Brian McManus .... makeup artist
Emjay Olson .... makeup artist
Sue Sian .... makeup designer: in london only
Rupert Simon .... chief hairdresser
Judy Yonemoto .... makeup artist
Production Management
Cydney Bernard .... production manager
Deborah Harding .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trey Batchelor .... first assistant director: second unit
Trey Batchelor .... second assistant director
John Greaves .... second unit director
Cliff Lanning .... second assistant director: UK
Todd Y. Murata .... second assistant director
Michael Zimbrich .... assistant director
Art Department
Deana Albers .... on-set dresser
Jason Bartolone .... property maker
Jim Beinke .... special props
Tony Chavez .... propmaker
Andy Evans .... construction manager: UK
Maureen Farley .... property master
Craig Gadsby .... leadman
Tony Gardner .... special props
Tony Guastella .... set dresser
Gregory S. Hooper .... set designer
Tom Hrupcho .... paint supervisor
Kim Larsen-Santini .... assistant property master (as Kim Larsen)
Theodore Sharps .... set designer
Abigail Sheiner .... art department coordinator
Danielle Quilici .... specialty props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... sound mixer (as Robert Anderson Jr.)
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Matt Grimes .... supervising sound editor
Eddy Joseph .... foley editor
Nick Lowe .... dialogue editor
Kenneth C. Mantlo .... boom operator
Nigel Mills .... adr editor
Nigel Mills .... dialogue editor
Tim Partridge .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Scott Kodrik .... special effects
Bryan Smith .... lab technician
Julie Adair .... stunts
Bobby Aldridge .... stunts
Tony Lee Boggs .... stunts (as Tony Boggs)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (as Anthony Brubaker)
Eddie Fiola .... stunts
Shawn Howell .... stunts
Brandy Johnson .... stunts (as Brandy Johnson-Scharpf)
Max Kleven .... stunts
Keoni Kramer .... stunts (as Keoni G. Kramer)
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Jane Oshita .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Carl Paoli .... stunt double: Mr. Atkinson
Monte Rex Perlin .... stunts
Denise Lynne Roberts .... stunts (as Denise Roberts)
William Scharpf .... stunts (as Bill Scharpf)
Ben Scott .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Lori Scott .... stunts
Walter Scott .... stunt coordinator
Chad Stahelski .... stunts
Gwynn Turnbull .... stunts
Mike Watson .... stunts
Danny Wong .... stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Case .... key grip
Shawn Duchscherer .... electrician
Suzanne Hanover .... still photographer
David Kagen .... electrician
Joe Kraft .... dolly grip
George Lozano Jr. .... rigging electric
James M. McClure .... electrician (as James McClure)
Michael McCormack .... video assist operator
Ronald W. McLeish .... gaffer (as Ron McLeish)
Roy A. McLeish .... best boy (as Roy McLeish)
Melissa Moseley .... second still photographer
Alexandre Naufel .... set lighting
Bill O'Drobinak .... camera operator: "a" camera
Angelo Orefice .... electrician
Randall Ott .... electrician
Eric Parker .... assistant chief lighting technician
Nick Pearson .... dolly grip: English unit
Gregory Romero .... grip (as Greg Romero)
Casting Department
Richard Hicks .... casting associate
John Hubbard .... casting: UK
Ros Hubbard .... casting: UK
Rich King .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mitzi Haralson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Paul Ensby .... additional color timer
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Heidi Freeman .... assistant editor
Steve Maguire .... assistant editor
Julian Pryce .... assistant editor
Lynne Warr .... first assistant editor
William Webb .... additional film editor
Music Department
Ronan Keating .... composer: theme song "Picture of You"
Daniel Giorgetti .... music assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Loren Bess .... driver
John Bologa .... driver
Gary Cheek .... driver
Bernard Glavin .... driver
Leon Glavin .... driver
Chris Gorden .... driver
Shane Greedy .... transportation coordinator
Steve Howard .... driver
Tom Neal .... driver (as Tommy Neal)
Don Poole .... driver
Charlie Rothstein .... driver
Tom Stillman .... driver
Robert J. Young .... driver
Other crew
Scott Aguilar .... medical consultant
Julianna Arenson .... production accountant
Brad Bell .... assistant location manager
Richard Bellos .... stand-in: Harris Yulin
Gavin Charlton .... sous chef
Emma Freud .... script editor
Cori Glazer .... script supervisor
Kurt Greufe .... first assistant accountant
Rachel Holroyd .... legal advisor
Elizabeth Joan Hooper .... assistant production coordinator (as Elizabeth Hooper)
Lauren Feige Keskinel .... production assistant (as Lauren Feige)
Ian Lyons .... production assistant
Lance Mancuso .... key medic
Liz Matthews .... location manager
Elizabeth Maxwell .... caterer (as Liz Maxwell)
Michael Maxwell .... caterer
Jo McIllece .... production coordinator
Richard M. Newkirk .... stand-in: Mr. MacNicol
Carrie Nicol .... paymaster
Sandra Nixon .... production accountant: UK
Angela Rivet .... production staff
Chris Romberg .... first assistant accountant
Louise Seaman .... assistant accountant: UK
Emma Thomas .... company coordinator
Fran Triefus .... production coordinator
Steven Yudson .... stand-in: Mr. Atkinson
Anthony Genovese .... stand-in: Tom McGowan (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie" - Hong Kong (English title), UK (DVD title)
"Bean: The Movie" - USA (video box title)
"Mr. Bean: The Movie" - Canada (English title) (DVD box title)
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Rated PG-13 for moments of risque humor
89 min | Canada:85 min (DVD version)
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Did You Know?

In the series, there is a scene in which Mr Bean takes an art class, but can't stand to look at the nude model, so he places clay over her breasts; a similar idea was proposed for the movie for a scene in the Royal National Gallery (i.e. the British museum that Mr Bean works for at the beginning of the movie) in which Mr Bean tries to conceal various nude art forms from three young girls.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
[Mr Bean and David are walking home drunk]
Mr. Bean, David 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. Bean, David 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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Haven't Rowan Atkinson and Peter Capaldi played Doctor Who?
Do The Langley family return or make a cameo in Mr. Bean's Holiday?
Does Bean continue on from the final episode of the TV show?
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40 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
God, I LOVED this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!, 16 November 2000
Author: Matt Barry from Baltimore, Maryland

How can anyone not LOVE this movie. It has to be the greatest comedy made in the 1990s. IT HAS TO BE. Rowan Atkinson is an incredible slapstick comedian. He is one of the great comedy performers of all time, ranking alongside Chaplin, Keaton, Fields, The Marxes, Tati, Brooks and Allen. This was a really popular movie when it was released in the Spring of 1997-and with good reason. If there could ONLY be more movies like this. I'm a big fan of Atkinson's TV shows MR BEAN, BLACKADDER and of course THE THIN BLUE LINE. Do yourself a favor and see this movie!

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