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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

Grimsby (original title)
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A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.


Louis Leterrier


Sacha Baron Cohen (story by), Phil Johnston (story by) | 3 more credits »
3,369 ( 207)
3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Nobby
Rebel Wilson ... Dawn Grobham
Freddie Crowder ... Tsunami
Jon-Jon Lockwood Jon-Jon Lockwood ... Jason
Shaun Thomas ... Skeletor
Claudia Adshead Claudia Adshead ... Britney
Mark Strong ... Sebastian Graves
Lex Shrapnel ... Steven Marber
Isla Fisher ... Jodie Figgis
David James David James ... Jordan Beder
Rory Keenan ... James Thurbeck
Tamsin Egerton ... Carla Barnes
Johnny Vegas ... Milky Pimms
Ricky Tomlinson ... Paedo Pete
David Harewood ... Black Gareth


MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


MI6 has a brand new tool See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


A spokesperson for Sony Pictures reportedly stated that claims that the studio was not fully backing the film were "utter nonsense" and noted that they have been "supportive of the filmmaker and the film". See more »


When Chilcott locates Sebastian in Grimsby, the laser pointer dot and the beam it leaves are visible on one of men in the pub. The beam from a laser pointer is only visible if it's going through smoke, fog, or another visible gas. The air in the pub is very clear so the beam wouldn't be visible. See more »


Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: [from trailer] I love you.
Carla: I love you too.
Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: [they both climax, and Norman turns to the owner of the bed] We'll take it.
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Crazy Credits

Contains both a mid-credit and post-credit scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, before the film could receive an official classification (R21) the company were required to remove a scene depicting a man sucking the poison out from his friend's testicles as the latter has been injected in the groin with a poisonous dart. The scene which features close-up shots of the man's scrotum, and brief shots of the man's penis in the other man's mouth. The scenes above have exceeded the Classification Guidelines which state that "exploitative and excessive nudity" is not allowed for all ratings. See more »


References The Brothers Grimm (2005) See more »


Written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree (as David Rowntree)
Performed by Blur
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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User Reviews

There are some scenes in this movie I can never un-see. That being said...I really really enjoyed this and recommend it.
17 June 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We're the butcher boys of Grimsby. They'll never split us up." Sebastian (Strong) is an undercover assassin who is the best at what he does. His brother Nobby (Cohen) is not as smart, but loves his wife and family. The two haven't seen each other in many many years so when Nobby finally locates him he is incredibly happy, but when he messes up an attempt by Sebastian to save someone both brothers are instantly wanted by the police. Now, Nobby and Sebastian must out run the law, and find a way to save the world. This is a movie I was very worried about. Cohen, to me, is very hit or miss. I though Borat was funny, hated Bruno, loved The Dictator, and the previews for this movie didn't really get me excited to watch it. After seeing this I understood why the previews were the way they are, most of this movie is so over the top and offensive pretty much the only things they could show were in the previews. There are some scenes in this movie I can never un- see. That being said...I really really enjoyed this. I watched it alone and laughed out loud over and over again, while at the same time turning away and watching through my fingers. Cohen has a history of pushing the envelope and he really holds nothing back in this one. Overall, hilarious and extremely over the top and offensive, if you are easily offended skip this one. I thought it was great and for those that can handle it without getting upset I would recommend it. I very surprisingly give this a B+.

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English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,258,327, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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