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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.

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Louis Leterrier

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Sacha Baron Cohen (story by), Phil Johnston (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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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 »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brothers Grimsby See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,258,327, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$6,864,016
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film opened on 24th February 2016 in the UK with publicity featuring a picture of Rebel Wilson and Sacha Baron Cohen boasting the slogan "Happy Valentines Day" - a joke, because the occasion is ten days earlier on the 14th of that month. See more »

Goofs

When Nobby and Seb were taking a bath, the water level kept changing between camera shots. See more »

Quotes

Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: She's gonna release this deadly virus, and it's gonna kill poor people like us, because she thinks that we are scum.
Paedo Pete: Bloody hell, Nobby, we are scum.
Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: Well, you are, Pete. You're a registered sex offender. That's not a compliment.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the Blu-ray credits, the film is dedicated to the memory of Sacha Baron Cohen's father, Gerald Baron Cohen, who passed away in May 2016. See more »

Alternate Versions

The British theatrical release reduced the amount of "crude humour" in order to obtain a 15 rating. See more »

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Features South Park (1997) See more »

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Bump N' Grind
Written and Performed by R. Kelly
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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Funny movie if you understand the English.
29 May 2016 | by pinkpooch27See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie but then I am from a Northern English City where it's OK to laugh at ourselves. Seems a lot of people (mainly Americans) are slating this movie, saying the humour and gags missed. No they didn't, you think they missed because you don't understand it. That's why American television got hold of Shameless an amazing working class series and remade it so Americans could get it. I really don't wish to be rude here but try getting out more, or reading more. For example, I know the history and reputation of Detroit, so if a joke is made about it referring to hard times, or poverty I get the joke, or reference. Why? Because I read and learn about other things other than my own back yard.

Anyway, with respect to people from Grimsby, it's a pit. Been there a few times, it stinks of fish, it has very poor areas and yeah there are a lot of fat people. But I tell you what, they are good funny people who will do anything for you.

I agree with some the movie didn't really have a point, it was just funny. Like I have said, funnier if you understand something more than the comfort of your own back yard.

Some good actors came together here to make a very decent comedy. Give it a try, it will make you laugh.


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