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The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

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Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.

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Boris 'The Butcher' Blavasky
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Gilbert Embleton
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Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin
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Barbara Ritchie
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Dimitri
Janet Henfrey ...
Ms. Goldstein
Terry O'Neill ...
Spenser
Isabel Hernández ...
Consuela (as Isabel Hernandez)
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Storyline

An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language, innuendo, comic violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 573,393 (Germany) (5 June 1998)

Gross:

DEM 573,393 (Germany) (5 June 1998)
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Trivia

In the final beach scene, when the agents tell the "waiter" to bring in the poisoned coconuts, they call him by the name "Venkman", the name of Bill Murray's character from the Ghostbusters franchise. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene, a trimaran in the background disappears and reappears several times. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: Yo matey, you just stabbed me with your pen.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Have a Good Time
Written by Andrew Levy, Simon Bartholomew, Jan Kincaid, N'Dea Davenport (as N' Dea Davenport)
Performed by The Brand New Heavies
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl/London Records
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Excellent parody!
6 March 2004 | by (Kennewick, WA) – See all my reviews

Anybody who didn't enjoy this movie didn't get it... it was one of the most hilarious parodies I've ever seen. But, perhaps the circumstances of my initial viewing overly influenced my opinion. On a business trip to DC in 1998, I saw "The Game" with Michael Douglas and Sean Penn on the way out... great movie, but very heavy and deep. However on the way back, this movie was playing. Based on initial reviews I wasn't expecting much, but watching it was like someone purposely made a funny version of The Game, and I probably annoyed my fellow passengers as I was laughing so hard. I thought Murray was at his best, not unlike Chevy Chase in the Fletch movies (shame they didn't make more of those), as they were both in their comical element.

The coincidental (or perhaps not) pairing of these two films really added to my enjoyment of both. On a cold rainy weekend, I strongly recommend renting both and watching them in the same order I did… you won't be disappointed!


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