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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 »

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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Company Credits

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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

Future Doctor Who (2005), Peter Capaldi had a small role as Gareth, one of the members of the board at the National Gallery. Rowan Atkinson played The Doctor in the "Children in Need" spoof Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999). See more »

Goofs

When Bean is standing alone in front of Whistler's Mother for the first time, he places his hands on his hips, which reveals his microphone transmitter. See more »

Quotes

[about Mr. Bean for being arrested a second time]
Lt. Brutus: His is a butt I would dearly love to kick. And next time I will!
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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

Featured in Bean: Scenes Unseen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

He's A Rebel
Written by Gene Pitney
Performed by Alisha's Attic
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User Reviews

 
British farce at its finest!
8 November 2004 | by sadisticcynicSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and in my opinion it is among the ranks of the legendary Monty Python.

"Bean" is about the infamous Mr.Bean, a lazy buffoon who manages to cause problems in even the simplest of tasks. In this movie, he works at an Art Gallery and the management desperately want to get rid of him. Rather than fire him, they send him to Los Angeles to unveil the painting, "Whistler's Mother". An American named David Langley allows Mr.Bean to stay in his house during his visit against the will of his family. This turns out to be a huge mistake.

This movie is roll-out-of-your-chair-laughing funny. Rowan Atkinson's acting is beyond excellent, and all of the other characters are good as well.

The only thing I can find to nitpick about this movie is that there is not a very strong plot. The movie is basically a line of connected humor skits. I personally do not mind this too much, but if you are looking for a movie with a story that can be made into a book, look elsewhere.

If you enjoyed the Mr.Bean series and like "disaster" movies, this is the perfect movie for you!


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