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Johnny English (2003)

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

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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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Neví, co je strach. Neví, co je nebezpecí. Neví vlastne vubec nic. (He Knows No Fear. He Knows No Danger. He Knows Nothing.) [Slovak] 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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,435,342 (United Kingdom), 13 April 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,134,085, 20 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,082,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,583,018
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Trivia

The parachute drop was filmed at Canary Wharf, London. See more »

Goofs

When Sauvage is briefing his friends about his plan for turning Great Britain into a prison, he is using a projector to display his presentation, but it would have displayed onto the curtain as it was lifting up 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 »

Soundtracks

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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Comedy spy-thriller with Rowan Atkinson as inept secret agent versus nasty John Malkovich
14 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Amusing moments along with embarrassing in this first entry about secret agent Johnny English with a likable Rowan Atkinson , role of the accidental spy who doesn't know fear or danger in this comedy spy-thriller . In his initial adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international conspirators led by a mean French (John Malkovich) before they eliminate the monarch of England and cause global chaos on the Great Britain . Johnny English, a British secret agent who dreams of rising beyond his menial job within the MI-7 organization, is hired to protect the Crown Jewels after all the other agents are bumped off. When the jewels are stolen, he eventually uncovers a plot to replace England's Queen with what the British fear the most : a French monarch . And since her nation has such close ties to France , Pegasus (Tim Piggot Smith) head of MI7 instructs secret agent Johnny English to retrieve the robbed crown jewels and directing the investigation. On the way he runs into the suspects . With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout a ambitious French successor . With mere days until a coronation , one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.

This first installment is a passable and average comedy because the formula is well known with 'The Pink Panther' series. It stars clumsy Rowan Atkinson as one man show accompanied by a sympathetic Ben Miller .¨ Johnny English¨ release was the first part of series as the inept and bungler secret agent from MI-7 . The movie gets entertaining and hilarious moments here and there. This slapstick picture contains amusing , funny scenes , fresh and diverting moments but also flaws and gaps . Rowan Atkinson steals the show parodying the ordinary international secret agent , James Bond-alike , including his ordinary faces , grimaces and gestures . Appears as secondaries some prestigious British actors as Tim Piggot Smith , Ben Miller , Kevin McNally and two gorgeous women as Tasha De Vasconcelos and Natalie Imbruglia . The actors seem to enjoy themselves immensely giving funny interpretations . Lively and atmospheric music by Ed Shearmur . Colorful and glimmer cinematography by Remi Adefarasin . The film is regularly penned and directed by Peter Howitt . Several chuckles and gags , the result of which is one acceptable first entry . The flick will appeal to Rowan Atkinson fans who plays stunningly the highly unorthodox agent.

Followed by ¨Johnny English Reborn¨ (original title) that maintains the slapstick franchise with Rowan Atkinson , Gillian Amstrong , Rosamund Pike , Dominic West and directed by Oliver Parker . Johnny is back in action and returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller 'Johnny English Reborn' . In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia , now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English goes into the action .


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