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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

Grimsby (original title)
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A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

Director:

Louis Leterrier

Writers:

Sacha Baron Cohen (story by), Phil Johnston (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Nobby
Rebel Wilson ... Dawn Grobham
Freddie Crowder ... Tsunami
Jon-Jon Lockwood Jon-Jon Lockwood ... Jason
Shaun Thomas ... Skeletor
Claudia Adshead Claudia Adshead ... Britney
Mark Strong ... Sebastian Graves
Lex Shrapnel ... Steven Marber
Isla Fisher ... Jodie Figgis
David James David James ... Jordan Beder
Rory Keenan ... James Thurbeck
Tamsin Egerton ... Carla Barnes
Johnny Vegas ... Milky Pimms
Ricky Tomlinson ... Paedo Pete
David Harewood ... Black Gareth
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Storyline

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Behind every hero is an embarrassing sibling See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brothers Grimsby See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,258,327, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$6,874,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,182,929
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Oliver Wood, the cinematographer of this spy spoof movie, previously lensed such espionage pictures as Safe House (2012), Switchback (1997), Terminal Velocity (1994), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and the semi-related genre pic, National Security (2003). Wood was also director of photography on the earlier secret agent parody I Spy (2002). See more »

Goofs

When showing Jordan Beber's prior record at 3:57, the Grand Theft entry in Hungary is written as Sept, 09 2011 instead of Sept 09, 2011. See more »

Quotes

Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: She's gonna release this deadly virus, and it's gonna kill poor people like us, because she thinks that we are scum.
Paedo Pete: Bloody hell, Nobby, we are scum.
Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: Well, you are, Pete. You're a registered sex offender. That's not a compliment.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the Blu-ray credits, the film is dedicated to the memory of Sacha Baron Cohen's father, Gerald Baron Cohen, who passed away in May 2016. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, before the film could receive an official classification (R21) the company were required to remove a scene depicting a man sucking the poison out from his friend's testicles as the latter has been injected in the groin with a poisonous dart. The scene which features close-up shots of the man's scrotum, and brief shots of the man's penis in the other man's mouth. The scenes above have exceeded the Classification Guidelines which state that "exploitative and excessive nudity" is not allowed for all ratings. See more »

Connections

References Django Unchained (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Modjadji
Written by Daniel M. Shirinda and Chiccotwala (as Sello Twala)
Performed by Chiccotwala (as Chicco)
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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What Happened to Samuel L. Jackson . He should be the 3rd Brother .
26 May 2016 | by mikevonbachSee all my reviews

Was a it a spoof on spy films ? Samuel l.Jackson was asked to do this film ,But he was Shooting the Hateful 8 And sasha Told Rolling stone magazine that he would never take sloppy seconds after Tarantino Again . I feel That Sasha should have waited for Sam Jackson,He would have brought the kind of Humor & Flavor to this film that was needed to make it the over the top Laughfest that Sasha Fans the world over xpected . I'm sitting in a submarine In the middle of the china sea they give us one movie a week to watch as a treat . Why the crew chief chose this film I will never know,On account our mission is TOP SECRET . Well if you like nut sack jokes and heroin gags YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE . But if you happen to be 1 & 1/2 miles under water looking for some entertainment VIA A funny film this will not Float your boat .Sacha Baron Cohen is back with his COCK in your face humour, did you expect anything else. A fully produced movie that's rude in your face politically incorrect and will more than likely offend those sensitive movie goers.

Reunited by chance with his brother after 28 years played by Mark Strong. Wrongfully accused the 2 battle it out against henchmen, spies and all sorts of bad guys to save themselves and the world.

Baron Cohen playing the dumb lower socio-economic lead so well and only complimented by Strong's solid hard lined acting. It's a good mix of real world situations and over the top action fight scenes that would be on par with any Hollywood film, extreme shock comedy and moments that will literally make you gag.

I see it as a spy parody that works well and there hasn't been one for ages. The line up of celebrities is nothing to poke a stick at Cohen's real world wife Australian actress Isla Fisher plays a major part and does it well and fellow Australian Rebel Wilson playing the wife of Nobby also nails the part. But does let her Aussie accent slip a little.

Is it Cohen's best probably not. That's because I'm a huge Samuel L. Jackson fan. But it's surely a close number 4. I'd probably put it in the same basket as Honey boo boo .

Fart Jokes,and turd jokes while still pulling out college dorm pranks won't keep me satisfied from start to finish. A solid 6 out of 10 you may be disappointed.


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