Johnny English
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Continuity mistake: When Johnny interrupts the wrong funeral, and Bough saves the day with his 'loony' spiel, Bough takes Johnny's gun and helps him off the coffin. The gun disappears from Bough's hand between shots. (00:28:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Pascal's henchmen infiltrate Buckingham Palace, and force the Queen to abdicate, if you look very closely on the abdication document it is dated the twentieth of March 2003. Yet in an earlier scene where Johnny English is photographed by the speed camera that has the date 21/03/03, obviously the abdication was filmed before the car chase, and therefore the dates get mixed up.

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Continuity mistake: When Natalie Imbruglia and Rowan Atkinson are trying to enter John Malkovich's "chateau", when Natalie is climbing a ladder a tattoo is visible on her lower back. Later, when Pascal Sauvage (Malkovich) is being crowned, Natalie is seen fighting a sniper on the upper-level of the church. When the sniper pushes her away, the tattoo on her lower back is gone.

Continuity mistake: When the DVD is put on during the coronation sequence, Johnny is holding the toothbrushes red above blue, while pretending to play the guitar. When the camera goes back to him, before he starts singing, the brushes have changed positions.

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Continuity mistake: The first time the film of Johnny in the mirror is shown, look at the toothpaste in the bottom right corner. First you see the Aquafresh, then it cuts to Sauvage, and when it cuts back the toothpaste tube has moved. Then it cuts away and back again, and the toothbrush has moved in front of it.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Johnny is in Sauvage's palace and drops down to take Sauvage prisoner, when the guards appear behind him the screen changes to Sauvage, and then back to Johnny, the guards have changed positions.

Continuity mistake: At the start of the car chase scene with the hearse and lorry, the hearse comes crashing through the garage door, and onto the road. After that follows English and Bough, and then a motorbike pulls up. It is red, but in the next shot, it is Lorna Campbell's pink bike.

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the garage shortly before Johnny is about to "strike like a coiled viper" he talks to Bough via his wrist walkie talkie - only he talks into his RIGHT wrist while the walkie talkie is on his left.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Johnny English goes down the hole, there is a shot from within the hole of him getting in. He has only put one leg in. However, in the very next shot he is halfway through to having his entire body in the hole.

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Continuity mistake: When Johnny interrupts the funeral, he speaks to an old white woman but in the next shot, he is in front of a black woman. (00:26:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Johnny ejects Lorna Campbell from the car, then lands in the pool, you see Bough specifically uncross his legs and reach for his sunglasses, then when Lorna lifts her head from under the water you can see Bough repeat these actions in exactly the same way.

Continuity mistake: When the foreign secretary smacks Johnny English in the face after he poured his glass of champagne over her at Sauvage's reception, you can see a Chinese man and a woman standing by the door looking at the incident, but in the next scene when Lorna catches Johnny, the Chinese man is seen talking to the woman next to him.

Continuity mistake: Watch Lorna's hair when she first meets and speaks to Johnny English in the Tower of London. A strand of hair is undecided whether to rest on her brow or above.

Continuity mistake: When Pascal Savage is examining his family tree on the table, the tree can be seen when he tries the hat on. Then the scene cuts to the Archbishop. After this when the scene cuts back to Pascal Savage the family tree sheet is nowhere to be seen. (00:29:45)

Continuity mistake: When English and Bough are discussing their plan to break into Sauvage's headquarters in the plane, the red cut-away handle for English's parachute is on the right side of his chest, but when English lands on the roof of the building, the handle is now on the left side.

Continuity mistake: When the congregation gasp in horror at seeing the Archbishop of Canterbury's bottom at Sauvage's Coronation, you can see in a wide shot of the congregation a woman wearing a white hat and she is putting her hand to her mouth. When we see a close-up of the woman in the next shot, she puts her hand to her mouth for a second time.

Continuity mistake: When Johnny is in the hospital, a doctor comes out of his office and is joined by two nurses who stand behind him, but in the next shot the nurses are now in front of the doctor.

Continuity mistake: When Johnny meets Lorna in the Tower of London for the first time, we see a close up of Johnny's face and Lorna can be seen taking a sip of her champagne. In the next scene, the glass is away from her mouth and she is taking a sip of her champagne for a second time.

Continuity mistake: When Johnny English and Bough watch Klein and Vendetta escape in the funeral hearse, Bough asks Johnny what they should do, to which Johnny replies, "Watch and learn, Bough". At this point, you can see that Johnny's face is dirty, but when he is driving the truck a few shots later, his face appears completely clean.

Factual error: When Johnny and Lorna are in the sushi bar, Lorna says 'cheers' in Japanese to Johnny before drinking Japanese sake. (An English subtitle is displayed). Johnny, obviously not knowing what he is saying replies in Japanese, and an English subtitle is displayed saying 'may all of your daughters be born with three bottoms'. The actual translation for what he says is 'May all of your daughters be born with a small penis'. (Not that any normal person would notice) (00:36:15)

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Bough: Shall we call for back-up sir?
Johnny English: What? And watch some fat-bottomed bobby make our arrest for us? I don't think so.

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Trivia: During the coronation sequence at the end of the film, Johnny English shouts "Play it, Bough! Play the disk!" and we cut to Bough threatening a man to play the DVD. The man he threatens is the film's director, Peter Howitt.

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Question: What is the song that Johnny dances to in the bathroom, and who is it by?

Answer: It's 'Does your Mother Know that you're out' by ABBA.

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