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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.

Director:

Mel Smith

Writers:

Rowan Atkinson (character "Mr. Bean"), Richard Curtis (character "Mr. Bean") | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

One Man. One Masterpiece. One Very Big Mistake. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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 »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (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:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An TV advertisement of the movie parodied the James Bond movies, which a caption appears on the screen which reads: "007 is his IQ" and Mr. Bean appears and says "The name's Bean. Mr. Bean." Rowan Atkinson had played a secret agent in a series of Barclaycard and would later played clumsy secret agent Johnny English in the Johnny English movies from 2003 - 2018. See more »

Goofs

From his side of the one-way window in the police station, Bean's tie appears straight and tidy with only the 'large' end on show. However from the police perspective on the other side of the window his tie is lop-sided with both ends clearly visible across his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bean: Hello, I'm Dr. Bean. Apparently. And my job is to sit and look at paintings. So, what have I learned that I can say about this painting? Well, firstly, it's really quite big, which is excellent. because If it were really small, you know, microscopic, then hardly anyone would be able to see it. Which would be a tremendous shame. Secondly, and I'm getting quite near the end of this... analysis... of this painting, secondly, why was it worth this man here spending fifty million of your American ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Most home video versions include 15 minutes of footage removed from the film. See more »


Soundtracks

Have Fun, Go Mad!
Written by Blair Mackichan and Phil Taylor
Performed by Blair
Courtesy of Mercury Records, Ltd. (London)
by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
British farce at its finest!
8 November 2004 | by sadisticcynicSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and in my opinion it is among the ranks of the legendary Monty Python.

"Bean" is about the infamous Mr.Bean, a lazy buffoon who manages to cause problems in even the simplest of tasks. In this movie, he works at an Art Gallery and the management desperately want to get rid of him. Rather than fire him, they send him to Los Angeles to unveil the painting, "Whistler's Mother". An American named David Langley allows Mr.Bean to stay in his house during his visit against the will of his family. This turns out to be a huge mistake.

This movie is roll-out-of-your-chair-laughing funny. Rowan Atkinson's acting is beyond excellent, and all of the other characters are good as well.

The only thing I can find to nitpick about this movie is that there is not a very strong plot. The movie is basically a line of connected humor skits. I personally do not mind this too much, but if you are looking for a movie with a story that can be made into a book, look elsewhere.

If you enjoyed the Mr.Bean series and like "disaster" movies, this is the perfect movie for you!


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