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Bean (1997)

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The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.

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Mel Smith

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Rowan Atkinson (character "Mr. Bean"), Richard Curtis (character "Mr. Bean") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. Bean
Peter MacNicol ... David Langley
John Mills ... Chairman (as Sir John Mills)
Pamela Reed ... Alison Langley
Harris Yulin ... George Grierson
Burt Reynolds ... General Newton
Larry Drake ... Elmer
Danny Goldring ... Security Buck
Johnny Galecki ... Stingo Wheelie
Chris Ellis ... Det. Butler
Andrew Lawrence ... Kevin Langley
Peter Egan ... Lord Walton
Peter Capaldi ... Gareth
June Brown June Brown ... Delilah
Peter James Peter James ... Dr. Rosenblum
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Storyline

Bean (Rowan Atkinson) works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the chairman of the gallery's board defends him. They send him to the U.S., to the small Los Angeles art gallery instead, where he'll have to officiate at the opening of the greatest U.S. picture ever (called "Whistler's Mother").

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for moments of risque humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bean: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,255,233, 19 October 1997

Gross USA:

$45,319,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$251,212,670
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The stereo, with which Mr. Bean inadvertently breaks the glass swan and the picture, is a JVC PC-X55 CD portable system, and the remote which it uses is a Sony RM-DC41 CD player remote control. See more »

Goofs

When David fears for his career after seeing the ruined painting, he incorrectly claims that he left Bean alone with the picture. It was in fact Grierson who advised him to stay. David only agreed with him; he didn't actually make the suggestion. See more »

Quotes

David Langley: Well sir, an unorthodox start; but I never expected things with a man of your calibre to be normal. I must confess I've never actually read any of your work. Tell me doctor, what exactly is your position at the gallery?
Mr. Bean: I sit in the corner... and look at the paintings.
David Langley: Ach! That is brilliant! If only more scholars would do that, not lecture and write and argue, but just sit and look at the paintings themselves. Now that is brilliant.
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Crazy Credits

Flashbacks of the movie appear at the beginning of the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Just before the credits of the featurette is a montage of little bit scenes cut which include the following:
  • Bean strangling his chairman's secretary at the beginning of the film
  • Bean playing with the many light switches in the Langley household
  • Bean trying to skateboard for the first time at a playground
  • Bean pulling all of the furniture in his apartment against the door by way of strings. One can only assume this is Bean's idea of security for his apartment.
  • Bean and David riding around Los Angeles more
  • Bean and David posing for a picture at the fairgrounds
  • Bean asking for a hot dog with a bit of everything on it and posing for a photo.
  • Bean taking one last picture of David before he boards the plane back home. He motions for David to move back. David backs up so much he ends ups falling over a large pile of luggage
  • Bean wearing sunglasses and holding a sign that reads 'Jack Nicholson'. He is obviously posing for a picture as he grins like Nicholson and points to the sign and then himself.
  • Bean doing a Broadway-like dance with a fedora hat on the steps outside his workplace
  • More shots of Bean giving the finger to everyone
  • Bean drinking Champagne while flying to America and then making faces after sampling some
  • Bean with the turkey stuck on his head actually walking outside the Langley house and nearly getting hit by a car and then falling in a bush
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Soundtracks

I Love L.A.
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by OMC
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User Reviews

You won't be able to stop laughing
8 August 2003 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is a London museum guard who is about to be fired by middle management. The big boss, however, won't hear of it; instead, he sends Mr. Bean to America. Once there, Mr. Bean is to pose as an art critic and give a rousing speech about Whistler's mother for a California art museum. Well, the museum director picks Mr. Bean up at the airport and pandemonium is the name of the game after that. Mr. Bean upsets the director's household, creates havoc at a local amusement park, blows up dinner and more. On top of that, he rarely speaks so everyone is certain he is an idiot. Can this man transform himself into an art critic and will he be able to present a speech on the museum's big day?

This movie is just flat-out fun. Although he has very little dialogue, Mr. Bean's expressions and antics are priceless. The supporting cast does a reasonably good job but Mr. Bean towers over everybody. This movie should be required viewing for anyone in a depressed state of mind; it can lift the spirits of even the saddest beings on earth. Recommended for a fine family evening of giggles and leg-slapping.


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