The International intelligence community is about to get a lot less intelligent. Wallace Ritchie, an American vacationer in London doesn't know that the bullets are real and the truth serum true. He thinks the intrigue erupting around him is part of an audience-participation theater event. Yet the world's fate depends on this gullible goofus who can't even spell CIA. Bill Murray is Ritchie, the naive spy who comes in very bold in The Man Who Knew Too Little. He can't believe how believable the make-believe is. But as Ritchie's funny experiences with a femme fatale, a corpse, highway pursuits (lesson #1: drive on the left), assassins and a bomb prove, variety isn't just the spice of life. It's just the life of spies.

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The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

PG

Comedy · 1h 34m · 11/14/1997

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He's on a mission so secret, even he doesn't know about it.

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The International intelligence community is about to get a lot less intelligent. Wallace Ritchie, an American vacationer in London doesn't know that the bullets are real and the truth serum true. He thinks the intrigue erupting around him is part of an audience-participation theater event. Yet the world's fate depends on this gullible goofus who can't even spell CIA. Bill Murray is Ritchie, the naive spy who comes in very bold in The Man Who Knew Too Little. He can't believe how believable the make-believe is. But as Ritchie's funny experiences with a femme fatale, a corpse, highway pursuits (lesson #1: drive on the left), assassins and a bomb prove, variety isn't just the spice of life. It's just the life of spies.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Polar Productions, Taurus Film

Budget

$20,000,000

Revenue

$13,801,755
Cast
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Bill Murray

Wallace 'Wally' Ritchie
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Peter Gallagher

James 'Jimmy' Ritchie
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Joanne Whalley

Lorelei 'Lori'
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Alfred Molina

Boris 'The Butcher' Blavasky
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Richard Wilson

Sir Roger Daggenhurst
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Geraldine James

Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin
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John Standing

Gilbert Embleton
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Anna Chancellor

Barbara Ritchie
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Nicholas Woodeson

Sergei
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Simon Chandler

Hawkins
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Cliff Parisi

Uri
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John Thomson

Dimitri
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Janet Henfrey

Ms. Goldstein
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Terry O'Neill

Spencer
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Isabel Hernández

Consuela (as Isabel Hernandez)
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Donald Pickering

Sir Duncan
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Venetia Barrett

Felicity, Sir Duncan's Wife
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Terence Harvey

Herr Schuster
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Cate Fowler

Frau Schuster
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Jason Ahlurlia

Russian Dancer
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John Collins

Russian Dancer
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Graham Conway

Russian Dancer
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Leon De Ste Croix

Russian Dancer
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Vladimir Kondratyuk

Russian Dancer
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Jason Lewis

Russian Dancer
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Rick Myrtle

Russian Dancer
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Hugh Rathbone

Russian Dancer
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Michael Rouse

Russian Dancer
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Steve Rouse

Russian Dancer
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David Ruffin

Russian Dancer
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Andrei Simonoy

Russian Dancer
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Joel Smith

Russian Dancer
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Michael Thompson

Russian Dancer
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Mike Toon

Russian Dancer
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Aiden Treays

Russian Dancer
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Ben Tribe

Russian Dancer
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Sean Gandini

Juggler
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Simon Mylius

Juggler
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Bibs Ekkel

Russian Musician
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Larisa Ekkel

Russian Musician
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Vladimir Asriev

Russian Musician
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John Hide

Russian Musician
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Igor Outkine

Russian Musician
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Yevgenii Kulikoy

Russian Musician
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Richard Dixon

Rupert
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Sarah Crowden

Sylvia
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Barnaby Kay

SWAT Team Leader
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David Hounslow

Wilkie
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Adam Fogerty

Newman
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Jacqueline Phillips

Annabel
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Inday Ba

Des
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Dexter Fletcher

Otto
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Josephine Gradwell

Wendy, a Woman Police Constable
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Linda Broughton

Middle Aged Woman
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David Boyce

Middle Aged Man
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Jonathan Dow

Hotel Manager (as Jo Dow)
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Sheila Reid

Woman in SS Cap
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Bob Holmes

Husband in Hotel Room
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Paul Shearer

TV Reporter
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Yoshinori Yamamoto

Japanese Man
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Toshie Ogura

Japanese Woman
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Charles Simon

Aged Desk/Night Clerk
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Roger Morlidge

Police Constable Cochrane
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Ashley Gunstock

Bill, Second Policeman in Car
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Judith Dawson

TV Newscaster
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David Michaels

TV Newscaster's Agent
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Damian Myerscough

Stage Manager
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Jason Round

Policeman
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Andrew Woodall

Det. Sgt. Malloy
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Malcolm Storry

Chief Insp. Cockburn
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Eddie Marsan

Mugger #1
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Tat Whalley

Mugger #2
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Fred Whitham

Toastmaster
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Daryll Kay

Liveried Child
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Linzi Lazlo-Carr

Liveried Child
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Richard Cubison

Immigration Officer
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Sarah Greene

TV Presenter
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Mike Smith

TV Presenter
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J.E. Freeman

CIA Man (as JE Freeman)
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Maxwell Caulfield

British Agent
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Mike Justus

Waiter
Crew
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Jon Amiel

Director
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Robert Farrar

Writer
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Howard Franklin

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Man Who Knew Too Little

(DVD)

4/29/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man Who Knew Too Little

(DVD)

1/9/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man Who Knew Too Little

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man Who Knew Too Little

(DVD)

3/25/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man Who Knew Too Little

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

8/11/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

The Man Who Knew Too Little

(Blu-ray)

8/6/2014

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