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Johnny English (2003)

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After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny English
... Countess Alexandra - Exotic Woman
... Bough, English's Sidekick
... Agent One
Douglas McFerran ... Carlos Vendetta
... Dieter Klein
... Official at Funeral
... Prime Minister
... Pegasus, Head of MI7
... Pegasus' Secretary
Rowland Davies ... Sir Anthony Chevenix
... Lorna Campbell
Philippa Fordham ... Snobby Woman
... Pascal Sauvage, the Greedy Frenchman
Tim Berrington ... Roger
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Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot. Written by Alistair Knight

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Rated PG for comic nudity, some crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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18 July 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny English - Der Spion, der es versiebte  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,435,342 (United Kingdom), 13 April 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,134,085, 20 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,082,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,583,018
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Bond: the band playing in the background at Sauvage's party. See more »

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When Johnny English is being lowered from the car transporter in the chase scene, an oncoming Fiat pushes underneath the Aston Martin causing all four wheels to rotate. This would only be possible if the car was in neutral gear, but it is not as when he selects reverse to back off the trailer he moves the gear selector backwards from park to reverse. Hence only the front two wheels would rotate as being a rear wheel drive in park gear, the gearbox and rear wheels would be locked and have no free rotation. See more »

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[first lines]
Johnny English: Ah, the Heckler and Koch G-36. Quite deadly in the right hands.
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During the end credits, we see Lorna (who was ejected from English's car in the last scene) landing in a swimming pool. Sitting beside the swimming pool is the strange-looking man that English described to his boss early in the film. See more »

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References Never Say Never Again (1983) See more »

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Theme from Johnny English
Written by Ed Shearmur and Howard Goodall
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It's certainly not a great movie, but to say it's vastly superior to the Austin Powers series is to pay it too small a compliment.
21 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's not just that the jokes are funnier (there's one explicit poo joke, which is one too many, but still: it's just the one) or that Rowan Atkinson is a far better performer than Mike Myers, or anything comparatively trivial like that. No. The real difference is that "Johnny English" has its heart in the right place. Part of this difference is the fact that it has a heart at all.

English, unlike Powers, is not just a blank space in which the screenwriters can insert gags. He's a character. And there's more to the character than just clumsiness and pomposity. English is endearing because he's manifestly no fool. We know more than he knows, we see the banana skin immediately in front of his feet which he invariably fails to see, and in a way it's his fault he fails to see it himself, but his failure to see it is always something other than a failure of intelligence. He's easy enough to humiliate but, for some reason, hard to hoodwink. It's refreshing, too, that we're allowed to feel for him - when, for instance, he's dismissed from the case. We see Johnny English being devastated, not Rowan Atkinson trying to be funny.

Sure, it's not what it could have been. It's funny without being brilliantly so, and the satire (what there is of it) is on the blunt side. But these merely negative failings aren't enough to kill a film. Its biggest problem may be bad timing. When the script was being written, the anti-French sentiment must have seemed quaint and amusing, harmless because unreal; nobody could have predicted, surely, the sickening wave of hatred (the fact that it was all planned by the likes of Rupert Murdoch does not, alas, make the hatred any less real) that was shortly to sweep over the English-speaking world. Any joke about the French now has a sour taste at best.


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