Bean (also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie or Bean: The Movie) is a 1997 comedy film based on the British television series Mr. Bean. Directed by Mel Smith and written by Robin Driscoll and Richard Curtis (both writers for the TV series), the film stars Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean, Peter MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Sandra Oh and Burt Reynolds.
It is a British-American venture produced by Working Title Films, Tiger Aspect Films, and distributed by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Gramercy Pictures. Bean was released in the United Kingdom on 2 August 1997 and in the United States on 7 November 1997 to mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success, grossing $250 million worldwide against an $18 million budget. A stand-alone sequel titled Mr. Bean’s Holiday was released a decade later.