The Man Who Knew Too Little

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In London to celebrate his birthday with James (Peter Gallagher), his rich younger brother, hapless American Wallace Ritchie (Bill Murray) gets signed up to participate in an elaborate role-playing theater performance. However, when Wallace accidentally receives a call intended for an actual hit man, he gets caught in a web of intrigue, completely unaware that the action unfolding around him is real. Luckily, the lovely Lori (Joanne Whalley) is around to help the clueless guy out of tight spots.

Cast & Crew

Bill Murray
Wallace 'Wally' Ritchie
Peter Gallagher
James 'Jimmy' Ritchie
Joanne Whalley
Lorelei 'Lori'
Alfred Molina
Boris Ivanovich, the Butcher
Richard Wilson
Sir Roger Daggenhurst
Geraldine James
Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin
John Standing
Gilbert Embleton
Anna Chancellor
Barbara Ritchie
Jon Amiel
Director
Joseph Caracciolo Jr.
Executive Producer
Elisabeth Robinson
Executive Producer
Christopher Young
Original Music
Robert M. Stevens
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Audience Reviews for The Man Who Knew Too Little

  • May 10, 2016
    It's a thin premise: a regular guy gets caught up in international intrigue, the spy game, without being aware of it. And so it becomes a personality vehicle instead. Guess who's personality? It works sometimes, but mostly not.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2012
    A decent semi-comedy that twists and turns until an ok but not terrific ending.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2012
    Bill Murray is The Man Who Knew Too Little. This is a charming farcical comedy that perfectly fits the talents of Bill Murray: when Wallace Richie takes part in an improv theater performance on the streets of London, he accidentally ends up being mistaken for a spy and soon ends up deep inside a covert spy operation. Joanne Whalley, Peter Gallagher, and Alfred Molina provide a great supporting cast that works well with this style of comedy. The writing is fairly good and a lot of the comedy works, but some of the mishaps and misunderstandings are taken too far. But despite a few mishaps (and a piss-poor ending), The Man Who Knew Too Little is a hilarious comedy that's very entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2012
    A one-joke comedy that wants to carry the absurdity of its premise throughout the entire plot. At first it is a funny idea but it wears out faster than expected, with not many smart twists to keep the story fresh, but at least Bill Murray makes it an amusing experience.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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