History Film / JohnnyEnglish

18th Mar '17 2:05:32 PM nombretomado
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* NonActorVehicle: Lorna Campbell is played by [[FakeNationality Australian singer]] Natalie Imbruglia, who was mostly unknown as an actress aside from a stint in ''{{Neighbours}}''.

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* NonActorVehicle: Lorna Campbell is played by [[FakeNationality Australian singer]] Natalie Imbruglia, who was mostly unknown as an actress aside from a stint in ''{{Neighbours}}''.''Series/{{Neighbours}}''.
13th Mar '17 12:55:35 PM Xtifr
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* JohnnyMcCoolname: Guess who?
21st Jan '17 6:40:48 AM axle-k89
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Depends on your level of gutter-mindedness, but this lyric from "A Man For All Seasons" could count: "Never prematurely shooting his load".
21st Dec '16 7:30:43 PM DustSnitch
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The movie is considered an AffectionateParody of the spy movie genre, oftentimes [[LampshadeHanging hanging lampshades]] on several popular spy tropes, from DisposableLoveInterest characters to the [[MainCharacters protagonist]] being an overwhelmingly [[TheCharmer confident and suave]] {{badass}}. It features a hearty plateful of the RuleOfFunny, [[NoodleImplements a nice smattering of]] {{slapstick}}, at least a gallon jug's worth of GenreSavvy, and even a light pinch of SelfDeprecation. And Creator/RowanAtkinson.

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The movie is considered an AffectionateParody of the spy movie genre, oftentimes [[LampshadeHanging hanging lampshades]] on several popular spy tropes, from DisposableLoveInterest characters to the [[MainCharacters protagonist]] being an overwhelmingly [[TheCharmer confident and suave]] {{badass}}.badass. It features a hearty plateful of the RuleOfFunny, [[NoodleImplements a nice smattering of]] {{slapstick}}, at least a gallon jug's worth of GenreSavvy, and even a light pinch of SelfDeprecation. And Creator/RowanAtkinson.
21st Dec '16 4:06:07 AM axle-k89
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* BikerBabe: Lorna is one. We find out that she rides a bike at the start of the UnconventionalVehicleChase, and Johnny notes her attractiveness when he first sees her in the Tower.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Johnny's line to Sauvage: "My bottom will be King of England before you are."]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Lorna hastily leaves the Tower after Johnny accidentally knocks out Chevenix, and is also involved in the chase scene on her bike behind Johnny and Bough in the recovery truck. She is later revealed to be an Interpol agent also on the trail of Sauvage.
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[[spoiler:Johnny's line to Sauvage: "My bottom will be King of England before you are."]]


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* NoodleIncident: What happened offscreen that led Johnny and Bough to end up in the cab of the recovery vehicle with Johnny's Aston Martin on the back? We'll never know, but we can presume it was an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome.
16th Dec '16 3:31:26 AM axle-k89
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* BlueIsHeroic: Lorna is first seen wearing a dark blue dress in the Tower, and Johnny's Aston Martin is dark blue.



** Johnny injects the guard in Sauvage's building with truth serum instead of muscle relaxant, which is used to his and Bough's advantage when Bough asks him for a way out of the building without being seen.



* DaChief: Pegasus

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* DaChief: PegasusPegasus.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Johnny and Bough dress in dark outfits for a lot of the time, but it's most noticeable when they break into Sauvage's building. Lorna too, who is always dressed in dark clothing until the final scene. More so in Lorna's case until we find out her true allegiance.



* ForWantOfANail: Johnny only gets put on the case because of him giving Agent One incorrect information about his mission in Biarritz.



* LightIsGood: For the latter half of the film, Johnny has on a white suit jacket.
* LightIsNotGood: Sauvage dresses in a lot of light or white outfits, including the white suit jacket he has on in his first scene, and his attire during the crowning scene towards the end.



* OhCrap: Johnny while climbing up the pipe and seeing a wave of faeces coming down towards him.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** Bough gets one when he's stuck in the rock shaft and sees Johnny coming down towards him.
** Johnny during the car chase when Bough accidentally lowers his Aston, with him in it, into the path of an oncoming car.
** Johnny again in the car park scene when he stops dead and realizes... "Did that sound like Felch to you?"
** The security guard in Sauvage's building when he realises he just gave Johnny and Bough their escape route out of the building.
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Johnny while climbing up the pipe and seeing a wave of faeces coming down towards him.him.
* OnlyOneName: Bough is only ever referred to by his surname. Additional materials reveal his first name is Angus.



* RedOniBlueOni: Bough is the blue to Johnny's red. Johnny is also the red to Lorna's blue.

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* RedIsHeroic: Lorna's motorbike is red, and it turns out she's also on Sauvage's tail.
* RedOniBlueOni: Bough is the blue to Johnny's red. Johnny is also the red to Lorna's blue.


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Johnny has this reaction after accidentally injecting himself with muscle relaxant.
13th Dec '16 7:17:53 AM axle-k89
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* BigNo: Sauvage when the Prime Minister tells him he's next in line for the throne after the Queen was forced to abdicate. Done in faked surprise as he was planning for this all along.
* BigWhat: The Prime Minister upon being informed via phone call that the Queen is abdicating.



* BrickJoke: After the credits, there's a scene of [[spoiler:Lorna falling into a pool after being ejected from Johnny's car, with a man sitting by the poolside reading a newspaper. The man drops the newspaper to reveal that he is the man Johnny "created" earlier in the movie as an assailant]].
%%* ButtMonkey: Johnny.
%%* ChaseScene: see UnconventionalVehicleChase.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
** Johnny accidentally shoots a dart at Pegasus's secretary, knocking her out. In a later scene, she's seen in a wheelchair thanks to the incident. As the InstantSedation example shows, as the dart is implied to have hit her in the spine, it makes more sense that she would be in a wheelchair.
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After the credits, there's a scene of [[spoiler:Lorna falling into a pool after being ejected from Johnny's car, with a man sitting by the poolside reading a newspaper. The man drops the newspaper to reveal that he is the man Johnny "created" earlier in the movie as an assailant]].
%%* * ButtMonkey: Johnny.
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Johnny, due almost entirely to his incompetence, and Bough for the same reason.
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ChaseScene: see UnconventionalVehicleChase.An UnconventionalVehicleChase with the {{Mook}}s in a hearse and Johnny and Bough in a tow truck with Johnny's CoolCar on the back.



* CoolCar: The tricked out spy car that Johnny and Bough drive during the chase scene actually comes armed with a miniature Rocket Launcher... which would have gotten towed had Johnny and Bough not been able to commandeer the tow truck to chase down the mooks (see ChaseScene entry above). The rocket launcher comes in handy when a traffic camera takes a picture of the car (still suspended from the crane arm on the tow truck, incidentally) running a red light, and Johnny promptly blows up the camera.

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* CoolCar: The tricked out spy car (an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage) that Johnny and Bough drive during the chase scene actually comes armed with a miniature Rocket Launcher... which would have gotten towed had Johnny and Bough not been able to commandeer the tow truck to chase down the mooks (see ChaseScene entry above). The rocket launcher comes in handy when a traffic camera takes a picture of the car (still suspended from the crane arm on the tow truck, incidentally) running a red light, and Johnny promptly blows up the camera.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Johnny occasionally has flashes of skill and competence between his long stints with the IdiotBall.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Johnny occasionally has flashes of skill and competence between his long stints with the IdiotBall. [[FridgeBrilliance Face it, he didn't get the job at MI7 for nothing.]]



* TheDoorSlamsYou: Happens twice to Johnny in the first movie.

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* {{Determinator}}: Conversed. Johnny may be an IdiotHero, but he's determined to do his duty no matter who or what stands in his way, as Lorna puts it.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: Happens twice to Johnny Johnny. First in Sauvage's headquarters, [[spoiler:and then in the first movie.holding cell.]]



* GroinAttack
** How Lorna finally takes out Sauvage's sniper henchman at the climax of the first movie.
* HypercompetentSidekick
** Poor Bough embodies this trope, with a little smattering of ButtMonkey.

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* GroinAttack
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GrievousBottleyHarm: When the lights go out at the Tower, Johnny uses a bottle of champagne to knock someone out. When the lights come back on, it's revealed he accidentally knocked out the head of royal security.
* GroinAttack:
How Lorna finally takes out Sauvage's sniper henchman at the climax of the first movie.
* HypercompetentSidekick
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TheHermit: Johnny admits to being one when he first meets Lorna, saying, "Women want safety, security. I can offer them nothing but danger."
* HypercompetentSidekick:
Poor Bough embodies this trope, with a little smattering of ButtMonkey.



* InstantSedation: That is one ''fast''-acting knockout dart pen. Then again, it is implied to have hit her in the spine.

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* InstantSedation: That is one ''fast''-acting knockout dart pen. Then again, it is implied to have hit her in the spine. [[BrickJoke Small wonder, when we see her again, she's in a wheelchair]].



%%* ItsAllAboutMe: Johnny.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Johnny.

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%%* * ItsAllAboutMe: Johnny.
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Johnny. He comes across as this thanks to overconfidence, smugness and in general thinking he's more skilled than everyone else.
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JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Johnny.Johnny. He appears quite arrogant and overconfident and often talks down to people, including Bough and Lorna a few times. However, he cares a lot about his job and the safety of the people he encounters, and not just Bough and Lorna. His first instinct upon coming across a shaking elderly man in the hospital is to get him to safety, despite being wrong about the situation.



* MistakenForServant: Pascal Sauvage is mistaken for one.

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* MistakenForServant: Pascal Sauvage is mistaken for one.a waiter by Johnny when they first meet.



* RedOniBlueOni: Bough is the blue to Johnny's red. Johnny is also the red to Lorna's blue.



* UnconventionalVehicleChase: Johnny and Bough attempt to catch Sauvage's {{Mooks}} after discovering them [[spoiler:attempting to make off with the stolen Crown Jewels]]. Johnny's car ends up being picked up by a tow truck, so he and Bough use the truck to give chase. Though eventually, Johnny feels the truck is too slow and gets back into the car on the back of the truck.

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* UnconventionalVehicleChase: Johnny and Bough attempt to catch Sauvage's {{Mooks}} after discovering them [[spoiler:attempting to make off with the stolen Crown Jewels]].Jewels]] in a hearse. Johnny's car ends up being picked up by a tow truck, so he and Bough use the truck to give chase. Though eventually, Johnny feels the truck is too slow and gets back into the car on the back of the truck.
10th Dec '16 10:56:22 AM axle-k89
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20th Nov '16 4:01:25 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Expy}}: Johnny is an Expy of a character Atkinson played in a series of Barclaycard adverts during the 1990s. The character of Bough was retained from the ads, but played by a different actor.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Johnny is an Expy of a character Atkinson played in a series of Barclaycard adverts during the 1990s. The character of Bough was retained from the ads, but played by a different actor.actor.
** He's essentially a British [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]].
20th Nov '16 4:01:25 PM CumbersomeTercel
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