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Johnny English (2003)

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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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Storyline

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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The star of Bean is now Her Majesty's most trusted secret agent. See more »


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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

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$312,074 (Japan) (3 October 2003)

Gross:

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

In the Sushi Bar scene, when Johnny English and Agent Lorna were toasting, Johnny said a sentence in Japanese which subtitled into English as "May all your daughters be born with three bottoms". What he actually said in Japanese was "Kimi no musumesan-tachi ni chiisai chinchin ga tsuitemasu you ni", which literally means "May all your daughters have small penises". See more »

Goofs

The powers of the British Crown are depicted inaccurately. It's a comedy, not a documentary. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Followed by Johnny English Reborn (2011) See more »

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Does Your Mother Know
Written by Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
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User Reviews

Nothing but Mr.Bean with lines..
2 September 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Hmm....what can be said about this film? I was amused many places, but the plotlines were so predictable you could tell all the things meant to be funny was about to happen, way before the climax of the amusement took place...sad, very sad....Johnny English is a strange character - he has his moments where he seems a little intelligent and he has a big talent for coming up with excuses, but apart from that, he is immensely stupid - stupid to a point where the fun stops. I know Rowan Atkinson spoke out that English was completely new character of his, but it is NOT - take Mr. Bean, add speaking lines and you've more or less got Johnny English. If he HAD to repeat his old characters, I would much rather see an agent of the Edmund Blackadder caliber! THERE would be something to have fun with!

I'd say that this is NOT one of Atkinson's better moments, and I actually think the picture is stolen by his agent male partner, of the flick - the rookie (I forget his name). He is toned down a lot but he is the one that made me laugh at several places, amongst others the lines "Are you coming over here in a minute, sir?". Won't spoil anything, but if you've seen the movie you know what I refer to.

But, if you're an Atkinson fan, like myself, go and see it. It's not horrible, but it's not fabolous either! Around average, nothing more, nothing less..


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