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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Bean
... David Langley
... Chairman (as Sir John Mills)
... Alison Langley
... George Grierson
... General Newton
... Elmer
... Security Buck
... Stingo Wheelie
... Det. Butler
... Kevin Langley
... Lord Walton
... Gareth
June Brown ... Delilah
Peter James ... Dr. Rosenblum
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Bean 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 USA, to the small Los Angeles art gallery instead, where he'll have to officiate at the opening of the greatest US picture ever (called "Whistler's Mother"). Written by Anonymous

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

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7 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,563,326 (United Kingdom), 3 August 1997, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,255,233, 19 October 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,319,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$251,212,670
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Trivia

In the series, there is a scene in which Mr Bean takes an art class, but can't stand to look at the nude model, so he places clay over her breasts; a similar idea was proposed for the movie for a scene in the Royal National Gallery (i.e. the British museum that Mr Bean works for at the beginning of the movie) in which Mr Bean tries to conceal various nude art forms from three young girls. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Bean goes to wash his hands in the bathroom, cameras are reflected in one of the mirrors. See more »

Quotes

[the Langleys have a conference about Bean's arrival]
Jennifer Langley: [in sarcastic tone] You're kidding.
David Langley: Come on, it's gonna be great! Let's say there's a chart of the most intelligent people you've ever met in your lives. Well, at number one with the bullet is Doctor Bean.
[family sighs]
Kevin Langley: Kevin, you know how sometimes you ask me questions that I can't answer.
Kevin Langley: Yeah Like "What is an intrauterine device"?
David Langley: I think more like "What's the meaning of life?"
Kevin Langley: I never asked you that.
David Langley: That's fine. It doesn't matter! What ...
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Flashbacks of the movie appear at the beginning of the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.1 (1997) See more »

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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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British farce at its finest!
8 November 2004 | by See 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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