The Man Who Knew Too Little

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Jon Amiel
Production: Warner Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Thank you, sir. Next.

Good day, chap. Wallace Ritchie.

Passport, please.

Just flown over from America.

I'm an American.

It's a new passport.

It's not a very good picture.

- I have a better picture.

- That won't be necessary, sir.

You've got a great accent.

Are you from here?

What is the purpose of your visit

to this country, sir?

Today is my birthday.

Happy birthday, sir.

Thank you.

My brother sent me money this year, so

I thought I'd come over and surprise him.

He works in the Featherstone Finch bank.

James Ritchie.

Do you know him?

Good evening. Guten Abend.

Guten Abend.

Schn, dich zu sehen.

Schn, dich zu sehen.

Very good. Sehr gut.

How long will you be staying

in this country?

That's a very good question.

Yes, I thought so, too.

I'd like to see everything but not have

people know I'm a tourist, you know?

Featherstone Finch believes that... of our major strengths, if not

our major strength, is our diversity...

Is our diversification.

I want to see where the blitz was.

I've seen the film and its incredible.

- Half a day.

- I want to try that meat pudding.

I want to take a double-decker bus.

Half a day.

Good night, Garrett.

I want to see the queen riding a horse.

I want to get a suit made.

Okay. Three weeks.

Welcome to Great Britain, Mr. Ritchie.

Thanks very much. And it's Wallace...


- Which door is England?

- That one there.

Stupid cow.

Stupid cow.

Stand by. The client's in position.

Okay, look. He's nervous. He's nervous,

so I want plenty of energy, please.

Be generous.

Stand by the phone, Des.

And dial.

And curtain up.

- You stupid cow!

- Please, mister, you've got to help me!

- Give it up, ma'am!

- Leave me alone!

I'm on the phone across the street!

You can see me in the window!

- You've got to help me!

- Who are you on the phone to?

None of your business.

Who are you talking to?

Look who it is. It's your favorite john.

Go on.

Tell him not to talk to you like that.

Come on, come on.

What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?

- Tell him to piss off.

- Look, this has gone quite far enough.

- And?

- The way you're treating...



What do you know about it?

It isn't the way a man should behave...


What I'm saying is...

- I don't like him!

- Don't push your luck!

He's got a black belt. Haven't you?

Go on, tell him.

Yes. I've got a black belt in karate.

Karate chop this, then!

- What're you going to do now?

- Put the gun away!

Put it down!

- Put it down or we'll have to take you in!

- Who called the police? Was it you?

Want to take me?

Do you? Stay there.

You're going to have to catch me!

Come on!

Second police unit. They just left

the building and are heading towards you.

I will follow at a discreet distance.

Stand by, man with dog.

Exciting stuff.

Tickets aren't cheap...

...but neither are the thrills in

London's interactive theater experience:

The Theater of Life.

There are real streets, real rooms.

If you've got a sense of adventure,

you can be a real star for a night.

You don't even have to learn lines.

With help from your fellow actors,

you improvise as you go along.

Our major strength is diversification.

My God, that can't be them.

Consuela, the door, the door.

- I ordered some more champagne.

- I better go.

Our major strength is diversity.

Our major strength is diversification.

We've got our fingers in many pies.


Let's have a hug.

Look at you.

You're a sweet little pocket-rocket.

What fun!

I thought he had an uptight English gal.

I'm Mrs. Ritchie. Can I help you?

You're Barbara?

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Robert Farrar

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