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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:

In the city of dreams... A nightmare has been unleashed... 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 »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter McNicol and Harris Yulin appeared in Ghostbusters II (1989). See more »

Goofs

The real painting of Whistler's mother is bigger than the one used in the film. See more »

Quotes

David Langley: I must admit, over the time you've been here, certain... suspicions have begun to gather in my mind. I'm going to be frank here... are you a doctor?
Mr. Bean: ummm...
[shakes head]
David Langley: okay number two, do you know anything about art. I mean... let me see... was Leonardo Da Vinci a famous American basketball player?
[sniggers]
David Langley: [Bean looks confused, David's face drops]
Mr. Bean: ...yes
David Langley: ...I see
[brings his hand up to his face]
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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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Connections

Follows Mr. Bean's Red Nose Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Picture Of You
Written by Andrew Watkins, Paul Wilson, Eliot Kennedy and Ronan Keating
Performed by Boyzone
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User Reviews

Average but warm-hearted comedy
31 December 2006 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Bean" is the average but warm-hearted, large screen adventure of Rowan Atkinson's bumbling but strangely likable character.

With a smörgåsbord of talent behind this film, there are a few genuine laughs but, sadly, they're few and far between. This film could have been so much better in the hands of another director. Mel Smith appears to have been on cruise-control making this movie. It's a case of comedy by numbers and the film never seems to shift gear.

The always amusing Peter MacNicol is excellent as the suffering David Langley and provides the perfect foil to Atkinson's Bean.

An average comedy movie, it's worth a viewing if there's nothing else on the television.


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