The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

Feature Film | Comic Thriller | USA/Germany/UK | English | 1h34m
Dir: Jon Amiel | Scr: Robert Farrar & Howard Franklin | Novel: Robert Farrar | Ph: Robert Stevens | Prod: Arnon Milchan, Michael Nathanson, & Mark Tarlov | Mus: Chris Young | Ed: Pamela Power | PD: Jim Clay | AD: Chris Seagers | Snd: Bob Risk | Cast: Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina, Richard Wilson, John Standing, Simon Chandler, Geraldine James, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Woodeson, Cliff Parisi, John Thomson, Janet Henfrey, Terry O'Neill

When his underachieving brother arrives in the country unannounced, a London-based American banker arranges for him to take part in an interactive, role-playing piece of street theatre, in order to keep him out of the way whilst he conducts an important business meeting. However, when the hopeless rube is mistaken for a hitman, instead of a harmless bit of make-believe, he finds himself caught up in a real adventure, filled with Russian hitmen, conspiring secret agents, and femmes fatale. Not that he knows it, as he proceeds to interact with them all with great nonchalance, believing each of them to be merely actors equipped with prop guns – unsurprisingly, chaos ensues. Intricately plotted with winning performances and a predictably excellent star turn, this decidedly silly but generally hilarious spy farce entertains throughout.