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Johnny English (2003)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  18 July 2003 (USA)
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After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas McFerran ...
Steve Nicolson ...
Dieter Klein
Terence Harvey ...
Official at Funeral
Prime Minister
Pegasus, Head of MI7
Pegasus' Secretary
Rowland Davies ...
Philippa Fordham ...
Snobby Woman
Tim Berrington ...


Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot. Written by Alistair Knight

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Prepare for British Intelligence. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comic nudity, some crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 July 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny English - Der Spion, der es versiebte  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,435,342 (UK) (11 April 2003)


$734,283 (Japan) (10 October 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


There is a scene in which Rowan Atkinson plays the part of Baron De Witt, a crazy man who was in line for the throne of England ahead of Pascal Savauge, however this scene was cut from the movie. It can be viewed in the deleted scenes on the DVD Special Features menu. See more »


In the sushi bar, Lorna feeds Johnny a thin, small gray fish and calls it "sea urchin." Actual sea urchin looks like a slightly squat dark ball covered with spines. What is served as sea urchin at sushi bars is the roe of the animal, which has the appearance of a grainy, yellow-orange mass. It is typically presented on top of a small ball of sushi rice, and the whole thing encircled by a strip of dried seaweed. See more »


[first lines]
Johnny English: Ah, the Heckler and Koch G-36. Quite deadly in the right hands.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see Lorna (who was ejected from English's car in the last scene) landing in a swimming pool. Sitting beside the swimming pool is the strange-looking man that English described to his boss early in the film. See more »


Spoofs The Truman Show (1998) See more »


Thank You for the Music
Written by Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Rowan Atkinson
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29 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A clumsy daydreamer by the name of Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson), who works for the Secret Spy Agency. When all the British Top Spies are killed, they asked Johnny to take over the case to investigate a mysterious rich evil french man by the name of Pascal Sauvage (John Malkovich). Johnny's only help is from his loyal partner (Ben Miller) and a beautiful, mysterious spy woman (Natalie Imbruglia) could help bring Sauvage to Justice.

Directed by Peter Howitt (Anti-Trust, Laws of Attraction, Sliding Doors) made a entertaining comedy that spoofs the films of James Bond and The Naked Gun Trilogy. Atkinson is a delight and Malkovich is at his silliest role to date (He seems to have a real good time in this movie). The film's plot is surprisingly good but you wish, there is more laughs at times. Atkinson's fans won't be disappointed.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer (Also sharp in Pan & Scan transfer) and an good-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD Extras are Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Featurette and more. Kids will probably enjoy this more than the adults. Written by Neal Purvis (The World is Not Enough), Robert Wade (Die Another Day) and William Davies (Twins). (*** ½/*****).

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