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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.

Director:

Louis Leterrier

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One secret agent. One complete idiot. 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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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:

$6,874,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,979,040
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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

In Sebastian's room, there is a photo of Freddie Mercury. Sacha Baron Cohen was meant to portray the singer in a biopic, but left the project due to creative differences. See more »

Goofs

The finale of the movie is supposed to happen in Santiago de Chile, but when the plane of the Grimsby bothers arrives from South Africa, the Cristo do Corcovado (icon of Rio de Janeiro) is shown, and the streets where football fans celebrate have the typical architecture of Brazilian cities. There is even samba in the soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

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

There is a post credit scene where the brothers ask for directions, then "leave no witnesses" 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 »

Connections

Spoofs Skyfall (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Tubthumping
Written by Judith Abbot (as Judith Abbott), Dunstan Bruce (as Duncan Bruce), Paul Greco, Darren Hammer (as Darren Hamer), Nigel Hunter, Alice Nutter, Louise Watts and Allen Whalley (as Allan Whalley)
Performed by Chumbawamba
Courtesy of Universal Music Germany/Republic Records (US)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Love it or hate it
5 December 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

And I'm not telling you what to do, I'm kind of telling you what possibilities are after watching this. It is very likely that it won't leave you cold. It's almost impossible to not have strong feelings towards what you will get served. And all that with something that stretches the word "quality" so wide, you could fit a ton of (insert something to your liking here) ... Does that sound like something you want to see? It apparently sounded like something Mark Strong wanted to be a part of.

Which when you think about the class this thespian represents (if you know him), will shock you very much. The lengths he goes through and the puns he doesn't pull out from (other things are being pulled out of and from, but that's a different story) ... it's almost remarkable. There are so many "what the ..." moments, that I'm not sure what to call this. Shocking? Definitely. Irritating? You bet. Funny? Well that depends on your taste ... in humor that is amongst other things. But if you feel like this is a low blow (it is) and not worth you time, just stop watching it ...


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