Johnny English

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)

Factual error: When Johnny lands in the hospital instead of Sauvage's headquarters, there is a sign behind him which uses the American spelling of "Orthopedics" instead of the British "Orthopaedics."

Factual error: At the end of the film, after Johnny has foiled Sauvage's plot and the Queen has been restored, a news announcer says that Sauvage has been charged with high treason, which still carries the death penalty. Assuming the film is set in 2003, this is incorrect since the death penalty in Britain was abolished for all crimes, including treason, by the Crime and Disorder Act passed by Parliament in 1998.

Factual error: After the Crown Jewels have been stolen Bough and Johnny arrive at what is supposedly the Tower of London (where the Jewels were stolen from). They actually drive up to the entrance of King's College London on Chancery Lane. Even if they couldn't get permission to film at the real Tower, why pick such a well known building as a replacement?

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Factual error: Sauvage's headquarters are supposed to be in the City of London, but in one shot scanning from the top to the bottom of the building, a road sign saying "Canada Square" is visible. This is on Canary Wharf, in the Docklands.

Factual error: All monarchs of England are crowned in Westminster Abbey; nearly every monarch since Edward II has been crowned while sitting on the coronation chair with a large stone known as the Stone of Scone (or Stone of Destiny) resting beneath it. This stone was stolen from the Scots in 1496 and given back to them 500 years later, in 1996, but will presumably be loaned back to the English for future coronations. The building in which Sauvage's coronation was being held was not Westminster Abbey, the throne he was sitting in was not the coronation chair, and the Stone of Destiny was not resting under the chair. Trivial points, perhaps, but factual errors all the same. They could have least have made them look the same.

Factual error: Whenever a new heir to the throne is appointed KING or QUEEN they face opposite ways on a stamp. The Queen faces on the left on stamps. So if Pascal became King, how come he also faces left on the stamp? This is a British tradition so they can't have "forgotten" this tradition.

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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Lorna Campbell: You obviously haven't met our host, Pascal Sauvage.
Johnny English: Oh! Thank God! You know, I think I'd rather have my bottom impaled on a giant cactus than exchange pleasantries with that jacked up Frenchman. In my opinion, the only thing the French should be allowed to host is an invasion.

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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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