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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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When it comes to secret agents, there's smooth, there's sophisticated, and then...there's English. 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?


The car that Johnny English uses is an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage which is actually Rowan Atkinson's own car. See more »


When the DVD is put on during Pascal's coronation, Johnny is holding the toothbrushes red above blue, playing the guitar. When the camera goes back to him afterwards, before he starts singing, they have swapped positions (blue above red) 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 »


Referenced in Dhamaal (2007) See more »


Theme from Johnny English
(Salsa Version)
Written by Ed Shearmur and Howard Goodall
Performed by Bond
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group Limited
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User Reviews

I can't stop laughing...
21 November 2005 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

Allthought I wouldn't rate it as a well thought artistic piece of art in the cultural aspect (such as a Kubrick movie, for example) Johnny Enlighs is probably the funniest movie I've ever seen. If you are in the mood for a good laugh out of a not 100% stupid movie, then, only then, its a must see. I saw it a year ago and I still remember Johnny's face and actions. I must admit that really stupid movies make me sometimes angry, this is not that kind of movie that has no sense at all, it has a clear setting, and a great cast (perfect cast if you're talking about Johnny's selection). Probably better than the Mr. Beans, "Johnny English" is a must see for those who laugh easily. Another very important hint: don't watch it alone. Watch it with someone who makes you laugh. The last hint: if you don't laugh, probably Blockbuster® gave you "Lost Highway" instead of "Johnny English", a pretty uncommon mistake.

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