The Man Who Knew Too Little

The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

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

  • Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Action
  • Release Date: 1997-11-14
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 460 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Regency Enterprises
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jon Amiel
star 6.3/10
From 460 Ratings


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.

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  • Bill Murray

    as Wallace 'Wally' Ritchie
  • Peter Gallagher

    as James 'Jimmy' Ritchie
  • Joanne Whalley

    as Lorelei 'Lori'
  • Alfred Molina

    as Boris 'The Butcher' Blavasky
  • Richard Wilson

    as Sir Roger Daggenhurst
  • Geraldine James

    as Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin
  • John Standing

    as Gilbert Embleton
  • Anna Chancellor

    as Barbara Ritchie
  • Nicholas Woodeson

    as Sergei
  • Simon Chandler

    as Hawkins
  • Cliff Parisi

    as Uri
  • Dexter Fletcher

    as Otto
  • John Thomson

    as Dimitri
  • Eddie Marsan

    as Thief
  • Sarah Crowden

    as Sylvia
  • Cate Fowler

    as Frau Schuster
  • Terence Harvey

    as Herr Schuster
  • Janet Henfrey

    as Ms. Goldstein
  • Terry O'Neill

    as Spenser
  • Donald Pickering

    as Sir Duncan
  • Venetia Barrett

    as Sir Duncan's Wife - Felicity
  • Richard Dixon

    as Rupert
  • Barnaby Kay

    as SWAT Team Leader
  • David Hounslow

    as Wilkie
  • Adam Fogerty

    as Newman
  • Jacqueline Phillips

    as Annabel
  • Andrew Woodall

    as Det. Sgt. Malloy
  • Maxwell Caulfield

    as British Agent
  • J.E. Freeman

    as CIA Man
  • Inday Ba

    as Des
  • Mike Justus

    as Waiter
  • Jo Dow

    as Hotel Manager
Directing Jon Amiel Director
Writing Robert Farrar Screenplay
Sound Christopher Young Original Music Composer
Camera Robert M. Stevens Director of Photography
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Production Michael G. Nathanson Producer
Production Mark Tarlov Producer
Production Michelle Guish Casting
Editing Paul Karasick Editor
Editing Pamela Power Editor
Art Jim Clay Production Design
Art Chris Seagers Art Direction
Art Maggie Gray Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Janty Yates Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Mark Foster Costume Supervisor
Crew Aletta Collins Choreographer
Directing Sally Jones Script Supervisor
Writing Howard Franklin Screenplay