The Man Who Knew Too Little
Country of Origin: United States, Germany
Production year: 1997
Director: Jon Amiel
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-562627
Running time: 1:34 (94 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 24, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#913)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
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 (Joanne Whalley), 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 the life of spies.
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Genres
Comedy
Crime
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • Regency Enterprises
 • Polar
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Pan & Scan), Main Feature (Widescreen)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Jon Amiel....Director
Writing
Robert Farrar....Original Material By
Robert Farrar....Screenwriter
Howard Franklin....Screenwriter
Production
Elisabeth Robinson....Executive Producer
Joe Caracciolo, Jr.....Executive Producer
Arnon Milchan....Producer
Michael Nathanson....Producer
Mark Tarlov....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Stevens....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Pamela Power....Film Editor
Music
Chris Young....Composer
Sound
Simon Kaye....Production Sound Mixer
Robin O'Donoghue....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dominic Lester....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Risk....Supervising Sound Editor
Art
Janty Yates....Costume Designer
Jim Clay....Production Designer
Chris Seagers....Art Director
Mark Foster....Costume Designer
Frances Hannon....Make-up Artist
Belinda Parrish....Make-up Artist
George Gibbs....Visual Effects
Cast
Bill Murray....Wallace Ritchie
Peter Gallagher....James Ritchie
Joanne Whalley....Lori
Alfred Molina....Boris
Richard Wilson....Daggenhurst
John Standing....Embleton
Simon Chandler....Hawkins
Geraldine James....Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin
Anna Chancellor....Barbara Ritchie
Nicholas Woodeson....Sergei
Cliff Parisi....Uri
John Thomson....Dimitri
Janet Henfrey....Ms. Goldstein
Terry O'Neill....Spenser
Isabel Hernandez....Consuela
Donald Pickering....Sir Duncan
Venetia Barrett....Sir Duncan's Wife - Felicity
Terence Harvey....Herr Schuster
Cate Fowler....Frau Schuster
Richard Dixon....Rupert
Sarah Crowden....Sylvia
Barnaby Kay....SWAT Team Leader
David Hounslow....Wilkie
Adam Fogerty....Newman
Jacqueline Phillips....Annabel
Inday Ba....Des
Dexter Fletcher....Otto
Josephine Gradwell....WPC (Wendy)
Linda Broughton....Middle Aged Woman
David Boyce....Middle Aged Man
Jo Dow....Hotel Manager
Derek Smee....Desk Clerk
Sheila Reid....Woman in SS Cap
Bob Holmes....Husband in Hotel Room
Paul Shearer....TV Reporter
Yoshinori Yamamoto....Japanese Man
Toshie Ogura....Japanese Woman
Charles Simon....Aged Desk/Night Clerk
Roger Morlidge....PC Cochrane
Ashley Gunstock....Second Policeman in Car
Judith Dawson....TV Newscaster
David Michaels....M15 Agent
Damian Myerscough....Stage Manager
Jason Round....Policeman
Andrew Woodall....Det Sgt. Malloy
Malcolm Storry....Chief Ins. Cockburn
Eddie Marsan....Mugger #1
Tat Whalley....Mugger #2
Fred Whitham....Toastmaster
Liveried Children
Daryll Kay
Linzi Lazlo-Carr
Richard Cubison....Immigration Officer
TV Presenters
Sarah Greene
Mike Smith
JE Freeman....CIA Man
Maxwell Caulfield....British Agent
Mike Justus....Waiter
Stand-Ins
Dean Taylor
Emma Stokes
Yvette Harris
Russian Dancers
Jason Ahluwalia
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
Aidan Treays
Ben Tribe
Jugglers
Sean Gandini
Simon Mylius
Russian Musicians
Bibs Ekkel
Larisa Ekkel
Vladimir Asri Ev
John Hide
Igor Outkine
Yevgenii Kulikov