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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:

Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr. Bean has a passport. 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 »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,255,233, 19 October 1997

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

In two scenes, Allison Langley (Pamela Reed) insults Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) by referring him to as a Martian, and as David's (Peter MacNicol's) friend from the planet Zog. This is a nod to the introductory sequence from the television show which gave viewers the impression that Mr. Bean is not human, but an extra-terrestrial when he fell from a beam of light. See more »

Goofs

Several spoken references are made to the "Royal National Gallery" as well as the labeling of an exterior shot. It should have been referred to as the "National Gallery" since the gallery was founded by the state, not by royalty. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Brutus: Mr. Bean, are you presently on any kind of medication?
Mr. Bean: Not that I know of.
Lt. Brutus: You certainly could use some.
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Crazy Credits

Flashbacks of the movie appear at the beginning of the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Version shown on cable in the People's Republic of China (April, 1999) are uncut save for the scenes of Bean experimenting with "giving the finger" to people on the streets of LA. All scenes of him giving this gesture are cut from the film, an edit all the more perplexing as one of these scenes is shown in an advert for the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Prozhektorperiskhilton: Rowan Atkinson (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Yesterday
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Wet Wet Wet
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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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