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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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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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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,604,819 (USA) (14 November 1997)

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

The movie that Consuela is watching in the kitchen is Copycat (1995), also directed by Jon Amiel. See more »

Goofs

When Wally is on the ledge at the Plaza, he yells down to Jimmy several times. Several of the times he yells, his mouth actually isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: Blockbuster... Des Moines.
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Connections

References The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) See more »

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The Man Who Knew Too Little
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Written by Christopher Young
Performed by Christopher Young
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One of the Greatest Comedy Tour De Forces in Film History!
27 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How could so many people miss this amazing performance? Bill Murray pulls off something that hadn't been done since the days of Harold Lloyd: a character who always succeeds despite the fact that he thinks that everything is a game. Like Lloyd's blindfolded wanderings on suspended buildings many stories in the air where he never falls down or gets hurt, Murray triumphs as a super-secret-agent when he thinks the entire thing is a parlor game, a bit of 'real life theatre'. The twists and turns of the plot, the misunderstandings and misinterpretations by everyone around him just add to the giddiness of the whole film. I have rarely been so disappointed when I had to finally concede that it was the end of the story. Give this a second look if you dismissed it as just a silly movie. It's a classic, and one of my 10 best movies of all time.


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