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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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This secret agent is the total package. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The British theatrical release reduced the amount of "crude humor" in order to obtain a 15 rating there. See more »

Goofs

When showing Jordan Beber's prior record at 3:57, the word ammunition is misspelled "amunition". See more »

Quotes

Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: It's scum that keep the Fast and Furious franchise alive!
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Crazy Credits

There is a post credit scene where the brothers ask for directions, then "leave no witnesses" 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

Spoofs Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Our House
Written by Chris Foreman (as Christopher Foreman) and Carl Smyth (as Cathal Smyth)
Performed by Madness
Courtesy of Union Square Music Ltd, A BMG Company and Geffen Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Ive seen worse Brit Coms
27 February 2020 | by gibbs-18172See all my reviews

Its not the best Sasha film by a long chalk and i doubt that it will translate over the pond or Channel very well, but it as its moments, shame that they seem to be repetitive in one form or another.

Rebel Wilson always adds on a point to any film hence why this 5 became a 6 for me.

Some funny moments, some flat moments but i suppose it depends on how easy you are entertained. Got a feeling East Yorkshire / Humbersiders might score it higher.


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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:

$27,979,040
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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