• Publication date: October 1, 2011

No Brains & No Fear Johnny English: Can An Idiot Save England From a Despot?

Johnny English is a comedic take on an almost 40 year history of spy flicks, most notably the James Bond franchise and stars British funnyman Rowan Atkinson as the film�s hero while America�s John Malkovich plays villain, Pascal Sauvage.

Johnny English is a comedic take on an almost 40 year history of spy flicks, most notably the James Bond franchise and stars British funnyman Rowan Atkinson as the film�s hero while America�s John Malkovich plays villain, Pascal Sauvage.

Johnny English is an underachieving spy working for the MI7, Britain�s internationally known secret intelligence agency. England�s upper-class consider him a simpleton, too incompetent to carry out even the most minor tasks and plan to never assign him a case unless all other agents have been killed, which against all odds indeed becomes a reality.

One of the agency�s top spies, Agent One is killed during a case and all MI7 agents attend his funeral to pay their respects. Ordinarily that would be a good thing, however, French villain Pascal Sauvage uses the opportunity to bomb the event and murder all of the nation�s spies � except one.

Johnny�s stupidity generally causes him grief, though this time it saves his life. Now the only remaining member of MI7, Johnny is assigned to locate the killer and prevent him from causing any further chaos. Sauvage, a descendant of William the Conqueror is determined to regain his family�s reign of England, and intends to do so by stealing the Crown Jewels. Once Sauvage gains control of the monarch he plans to transform it into a prison, where citizens will essentially perform slave labor.

Inevitably Johnny makes mistakes along the way, including losing the Crown Jewels he was assigned to protect. Yet with some help from his assistant, Angus Bough and love interest Lorna Campbell he might just save the kingdom after all.

�Johnny English� was shot under a $40 million budget and earned more than $160 million worldwide. Due to the success of the picture many have speculated that a sequel is in the works, and Atkinson himself has hinted at the possibility on more than one occasion.

The picture is rated PG for comic nudity, some crude humor and harsh language.

Year: 2003

Runtime: 88 mins

Genre:Action/Adventure/Comedy

Starring:

Rowan Atkinson

John Malkovich

Natalie Imbruglia

Ben Miller

Greg Wise

Directed by: Peter Howitt