Bean

Bean

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Director: Mel Smith

Cast: Mel Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNichol, Pamela Reed

     
 

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Rowan Atkinson stars in Bean: The Movie on this DVD from Polygram Entertainment, presented with both widescreen and full-screen transfers. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack is in English and French. Spanish subtitles and English closed captions are also available. Special features start off with biographies and filmographies of director Mel Smith,See more details below

Overview

Rowan Atkinson stars in Bean: The Movie on this DVD from Polygram Entertainment, presented with both widescreen and full-screen transfers. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack is in English and French. Spanish subtitles and English closed captions are also available. Special features start off with biographies and filmographies of director Mel Smith, screenwriter Richard Curtis, and stars Rowan Atkinson and Peter MacNicol. Also included are the original theatrical trailer, two short teasers, and an "I Love L.A." music video featuring New Zealand-based pop group OMC (creators of the 1997 dance-pop hit "How Bizarre").

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
A monster hit internationally, this comedy showcases the physically expressive talents of actor Rowan Atkinson, who provides a few major laughs in elaborate slapstick sequences, some of them cribbed wholesale from his winning British TV series featuring the same character. Atkinson is a comic gem, a throwback to an earlier era of silent screen legends such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and his gifts are most fully realized in the mealy-mouthed, unflappably odd-duck character of Bean. Overall, however, the film suffers the same fate as many other projects in translation from the small screen to the big, experienced most frequently in the attempt to transform sketches from the NBC series Saturday Night Live to the cinema. In dumbing down the jokes, "opening up" a character (read: making an oddball less offensive), and generally seeking to broaden the appeal of a skit that might have been obscure or off-putting to some segment of the audience, mainstream films repeatedly sap their source material of the original humor. Such is often the case in this silly concoction that seeks to Americanize a thoroughly British invention by shooting it in the sun-drenched, rainbow-colored hues that scream "Comedy!" for the funny bone-impaired, even tossing actor Burt Reynolds into the addled mix -- as a general, no less. Worse, Mr. Bean is shockingly verbose in comparison to his earlier incarnations, a development that may have been essential to the narrative but robs the quirky spasmodic of his rib-tickling charm. Bean is a worthy attempt to bring a little-known comic's abundant skills to light, but the filmmakers don't trust their audience to "get it," with the end result suffering a serious case of lowest common denomination.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
UPC:
0025192266423
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
13,990

Special Features

Closed Caption; OMC "I Love L.A." music video; Theatrical trailers; Standard or widescreen images; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Film and cast biographies; English: Dolby Pro Logic and English: AC-3 5.1 audio; English closed captions; French-dubbed AC-3 5.1audio; Spanish subtitles; Widescreen

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean
Peter MacNicol David Langley
Pamela Reed Alison Langley
Harris Yulin George Grierson
Burt Reynolds Gen. Newton
John Mills Chairman
Richard Gant Det. Brutus
Tricia Vessey Jennifer Langley
Andrew Lawrence Kevin Langley
Priscilla Shanks Sylvia Grierson
Peter Egan Lord Walton
Peter Capaldi Gareth
Tom McGowan Walter Merchandise
Sandra Oh Bernice Schimmel
Danny Goldring Security Buck
Perry Anzilotti Doctor Squeaking
Janni Brenn Nurse Dyper
June Brown Delilah
Rob Brownstein Dick Journo
Scott Charles Timmy Pewker Jr.
Clive Corner Doctor Cutler
Robert Curtis-Brown Doctor Frowning
David Doty Doctor Jacobson
Larry Drake Elmer
Chris Ellis Detective Butler
Gigi Fields Nurse Desking
Johnny Galecki Stingo Wheelie
Alison Goldie Stewardess Nicely
April Grace Nurse Pans
Annette Helde Nurse Gripes
Richard Hicks Kart Pusherman
Lela Ivey Nurse Pots
Peter James Doctor Rosenblum
Dakin Matthews Tucker, Passenger
Thomas Mills Officer Stubbles
Julia Pearlstein Phyllis Quill
Ronnie Yeskel Mrs. Goodwoman

Technical Credits
Mel Smith Director
Robert J. Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Rowan Atkinson Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Bennett-Jones Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
Chris Blunden Editor
Kevin Constant Art Director
Richard Curtis Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Robin Driscoll Screenwriter
Eric Fellner Producer
Howard Goodall Songwriter
Francis Kenny Cinematographer
Peter Larkin Production Designer
Rebecca O'Brien Co-producer
Ronnie Yeskel Casting
Michael Zimbrich Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Opening Credits [:55]
2. Meet Mr. Bean [8:36]
3. The Airport Incident [5:22]
4. The Langley Family [2:00]
5. Wet Pants [8:35]
6. Ride of Doom [7:14]
7. Stuffed Turkey [6:54]
8. Shower Fresh [3:17]
9. Bean Strikes Again [7:26]
10. Life Is but a Dream [4:50]
11. Bean to the Rescue [4:56]
12. Bean - the Art Scholar [8:53]
13. Doctor Bean [10:20]
14. Bean Loves LA [4:59]
15. Closing Credits [6:20]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Opening Credits [:55]
2. Meet Mr. Bean [8:36]
3. The Airport Incident [5:22]
4. The Langley Family [2:00]
5. Wet Pants [8:35]
6. Ride of Doom [7:14]
7. Stuffed Turkey [6:54]
8. Shower Fresh [3:17]
9. Bean Strikes Again [7:26]
10. Life Is but a Dream [4:50]
11. Bean to the Rescue [4:56]
12. Bean - the Art Scholar [8:53]
13. Doctor Bean [10:20]
14. Bean Loves LA [4:59]
15. Closing Credits [6:20]

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