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Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier.

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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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Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia
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Roger Barclay ...
Agent Two
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Ting Wang
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Receptionist 1
Mandi Sidhu ...
Receptionist 2
Margaret Clunie ...
Receptionist 3
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Simon Ambrose
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Patch Quartermain
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Royce (voice)
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Agent Tucker
Miles Jupp ...
Technician
Pik Sen Lim ...
Killer Cleaner (as Pik-Sen Lim)
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Rowan Atkinson 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 his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. 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. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, ... Written by Universal Pictures

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One man. One mission. No chance. See more »


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Rated PG for mild action violence, rude humor, some language and brief sensuality. | See all certifications »

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Johnny English 2  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,833,300 (USA) (21 October 2011)

Gross:

$8,129,455 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Rosamund Pike starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in the 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day". The "Johnny English" films are parodies of the James Bond films. See more »

Goofs

During the chase in Hong Kong, when Johnny English walks off the pallet after having been craned between buildings, he says Thank You to a builder in Mandarin. His experience should have told him to use Cantonese instead. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agent One: Johnny English. Five years ago he was our top agent.
Agent Two: Yeah. Took his eye off the ball in Mozambique.
Agent One: Does it have to be him?
Agent Two: He's the only one our contact will talk to.
Agent One: So where is he?
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Crazy Credits

A deleted scene is shown: Johnny English prepares a meal for Kate, chopping and washing the ingredients in time with Edvard Grieg's music "Peer Gynt in the Hall of the Mountain King". See more »

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Soundtracks

Don't Give Up On Us
by Tony Macaulay (as Tony MacAulay)
Performed by David Soul
Courtesy of David Soul, by arrangement with Smith & Co.
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Britain's Next Favourite Spy Is Back
20 January 2012 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Britain's beloved spy is back in Oliver Parker's new spy adventure 'Johnny English Reborn'. Needless to say, the film spoofs the spy action thriller genre (the first titles that pop in mind are those James Bond flicks) and does an excellent job in doing so. And of course, Atkinson is playing the lead so one can expect at least some laugh out loud moments (and there are many of them). The script is funny and the amusing action sequences are remarkably shot. The title role was obviously written for Rowan Atkinson and he performs all guns blazing, tickling you to the bone. Very few can pull off slapstick as well as he does. He is accompanied by two smoking hot beauties, Gillian Anderson (who does a very impressive fake British accent as she stresses and stretches each word) and Rosamund Pike (as a professional behavioural therapist who inadvertently happens to know hypnotherapy). Dominic West does a good evil villain.

With a solid balance of story, dialogue, action and humour, 'Johnny English Reborn' is a terrific sequel. One doesn't have to have watched the first film to fully enjoy this one. I was enjoying it so much that I found myself wanting more when it finished.


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