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

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Agent Two
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Ting Wang
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Receptionist 1
Mandi Sidhu ...
Receptionist 2
Margaret Clunie ...
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Simon Ambrose
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Patch Quartermain
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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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Rated PG for mild action violence, rude humor, some language and brief sensuality. | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

The Rolls Royce Phantom, displayed in the film, is fitted with Rolls Royces 9.0 liter V16 experimental engine. In fact, this is the (extremely powerful) engine that BMW (the owner of Rolls Royce) developed with the intention of using it in the standard version of the Phantom. Three or four engines were made but in the end, BMW never went through with the plan and fitted the Phantom with a "normal" V12, while storing the V16's in a warehouse. Rowan Atkinson, however, knew of the existence of the V16 engines. He personally contacted Rolls Royce, asking if it was possible to build a Phantom with the V16 engine for the film. Needless to say, Rolls Royce agreed. See more »

Goofs

The parachute Johnny uses at the end of the film changes colors between the wide shot and the close up. 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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

In the Hall of the Mountain King
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from "Peer Gynt"
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Zero Expectations
23 September 2011 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine warned me to go in with zero expectations. So I did. I read a few reviews around the internet about the movie, going on about how the audience weren't roaring with laughter.

Well that simply wasn't what I just been through. There was a scene or two where the audience even started applauding!

Frankly speaking, this movie is a vast improvement over the first one, with heightened unpredictability and more genuine gags.

I think what you'll have to remember, if you're gonna catch it, is that Atkinson is best known for his slapstick (+silent) comedy, and not hilarious lines like Adam Sandler.

If you're expecting a deep plot and clever dialogue, you won't find it in this movie - though I must say that the move has gotten the balance of plot, dialogue, and comedy, quite right.


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