Bernard & the Genie
Original Title: Bernard and the Genie
Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Production year: 1991
Director: Paul Weiland
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 018619-960899
Running time: 1:07 (67 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Color, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: September 28, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#2148)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 28, 2012
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Say the words 'I wish' with the caution you would normally reserve for 'Please castrate me.'"

Sacked, jilted, his apartment stripped bare...it's just not Bernard Bottle's day. all he has left is an old Arabic lamp, and when he gives it a good polish, the ensuing explosion puts him in hospital. He returns home - to a very large genie (Lenny Henry) wearing very large pants and an even larger frown. Once he has calmed down, however, the genie is delighted with the wonders of civilization: ice cream, Big Macs, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barry White's Greatest Hits. And Bernard (Alan Cumming) is delighted with having his very own genie to fill his flat with art treasures and exact revenge on his exceptionally evil boss (Rowan Atkinson), his ex-fiancee and his ex-best friend. Life for the streetwise hustler from 30 B.C. and the polite ex-art dealer from the present day is just magic - until two days before Christmas when everything goes hideously wrong. Bernard is arrested for stealing the Mona Lisa and murdering a perfectly pleasant police officer. Only the genie can save him, and he's in Piccadilly Circus, watching Terminator 2.
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Genres
Comedy
Family
Fantasy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
 • AttaBoy
 • talkbackTHAMES
Media Companies:
 • Wham! USA
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Paul Weiland....Director
Writing
Richard Curtis....Writer
Production
Jacinta Peel....Producer
Peter Fincham....Executive Producer
Mary Francis....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Roger Pratt....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Ian Weil....Film Editor
Music
Howard Goodall....Composer
Sound
Dushko Indjic....Sound
Eddy Joseph....Sound Editor
Otto Snel....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Rebecca Hale....Costume Designer
Jan Sewell....Make-up Artist
John Beard....Production Designer
Rod McLean....Production Designer
Cast
Lenny Henry....Genie
John Gabriel....Wizard
Alan Cumming....Bernard Bottle
Rowan Atkinson....Charles Pinkworth
Dennis Lill....Kepple
Beaux Bryant....Nurse
Kevin Allen....Kevin
Andree Bernard....Judy
Melvyn Bragg....Melvyn Bragg
Janet Henfrey....Miss Purse
Marcia Ashton....Miss Temple
Sheila Latimer....Bernard's Mother
Sally Geoghegan....Waitress
Angie Clarke....Carrie
Bob Geldof....Bob Geldof
Gary Whelan....Officer
Trevor Laird....PC Parker
Stacy Davies....Desk Sergeant
Lee Sheward....Third PC
Gary Lineker....Gary Lineker
David Forman....Ninja Turtle
Trevor McDonald....Newscaster
Vincent Hanna....Reporter
Children in Santa's Grotto
Daniel Daniels
Carly Langridge
Scott Argyle
Ben Rennis
Stephen Monroe
Max Weiland
Liatt Joseph-Mitchell