The Man Who Knew Too Little

The Man Who Knew Too Little

Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.
Stars: Jon Amiel
Language: English
Year: 1997
Time: 94 min
IMDb: 6.6/10


An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it’s all part of the act.
Plot Keywords: time-bomb / spy / assassin / bomb / mistaken-identity
Taglines: He’s on a mission so secret, even he doesn’t know about it.
Certificate: Australia:PG | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:K-12/9 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 (w) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | Netherlands:12 (video rating) | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | United Kingdom:12 | United States:PG
Cast: Bill Murray , Peter Gallagher , Joanne Whalley , Alfred Molina , Richard Wilson , John Standing , Simon Chandler , Geraldine James , Anna Chancellor , Nicholas Woodeson , Cliff Parisi , John Thomson , Janet Henfrey , Terry O’Neill , Isabel Hernández , Donald Pickering , Venetia Barrett , Terence Harvey , Cate Fowler , Richard Dixon , Sarah Crowden , Barnaby Kay , David Hounslow , Adam Fogerty , Jacqueline Phillips , Inday Ba , Dexter Fletcher , Josephine Gradwell , Linda Broughton , David Boyce , Jonathan Dow , Derek Smee , Sheila Reid , Bob Holmes , Paul Shearer , Yoshinori Yamamoto , Toshie Ogura , Charles Simon , Roger Morlidge , Ashley Gunstock , Judith Dawson , David Michaels , Damian Myerscough , Jason Round , Andrew Woodall , Malcolm Storry , Eddie Marsan , Tat Whalley , Fred Whitham , Daryll Kay , Linzi Lazlo-Carr , Richard Cubison , Sarah Greene , Mike Smith , J.E. Freeman , Maxwell Caulfield , Mike Justus , Jason Ahlurlia , John Collins , Graham Conway , Leon De Ste Croix , Vladimir Kondratyuk , Jason Lewis , Rick Myrtle , Hugh Rathbone , Michael Rouse , Steve Rouse , David Ruffin , Andrei Simonov , Joel Smith , Michael Thompson , Mike Toon , Aiden Treays , Ben Tribe , Sean Gandini , Simon Mylius , Bibs Ekkel , Larisa Ekkel , Vladimir Asriev , John Hide , Igor Outkine , Eugene Kulikov , Andrew Blackall , Mark Chapman , Robert Gwyn Davin , Harry Fielder , Guy Normas , Tim Packham


Company: Warner Bros.
Country: United States , Germany
Language: English
Released Date: 14 Nov 1997 (USA)
Year: 1997
Film Location: Dingwall Road, Croydon, London, England, UK

Technical Specs

Runtime: 94 min
Soundmix: DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

User Review:

gagliano » First of all….I loved it. Simply put, this film was great. Talk about a story that could have been based upon true life incidents is not what this film is about. This is comedy at its best. Bill Murray's character is a man who manages a Blockbuster-video store someplace in Iowa. Murray decides to take a vacation and visit his brother in London. His brother (Peter Gallagher) is entertaining some important clients that same evening and sends his brother (Murray) out to participate in this audience-interaction play involving spies called the `Theater of Life'. Well, as the play begins, Murray accidentally stumbles into a real-life spy drama and takes everything that happens next as if he is just acting in a play. The result is non-stop humor which leaves the audience busting up outloud. You don't have to love Bill Murray to love this film…he brings to the screen the best parts of his roles in "Scrooged", "Stripes", "Ground Hog Day" and "What About Bob"…you just have to be ready to experience Bill Murray at his best. Bottom line, what might even be funnier than the film, is being part of an uninhibited audience, because once some people begin laughing, they will be at it for the next two hours.
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