MI6's top assassin has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's an English football supporter from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 11 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England. There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
Errors in Geography The train pulling into Grimsby Town is the type used by the C2C service, which is the London Fenchurch Street to Southend line, also in South East Essex
Errors in Geography Nobby goes quite a distance to buy his mattress at the beginning of the film, as the bus he gets on goes via Grays, and that particular service and route is in South East Essex.
Rhonda George is the actual name of Mr Cohen's personal assistant. Penelope Cruz plays a fictional character in the film called Rhonda Georg
Some of the scenes from Grimsby were actually filmed in Tilbury, Essex
Sacha Baron Cohen plays the part of the older brother of Mark Strong's character but is in fact 8 years younger than him
The referee in the final football match of the tournament is an actual professional referee, Jabulani Mahono, who officiates in the South African Premier Soccer League and National First Division matches
On February 13, 2014, the film moved from Paramount Pictures to Columbia Pictures and it was announced that the film would be released on July 31, 2015. On January 21, 2015, the film's release date was moved back to February 26, 2016. The film will now be released on March 4, 2016
Sacha Baron Cohen's character's look (most particularly the hair and sideburns) is heavily reflective of that of Liam Gallagher, frontman of world famous rock band Oasis, of the 90's - 00's
The stadium in "Santiago" is actually the Cape Town Stadium, where the FIFA World Cup semi-final between Netherlands and Uruguay took place in 2010
Many of the scenes that are set in Santiago, Chile were actually filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.
Once this film was announced, the mayor of Grimsby produced a promotional film showing that Grimsby was in fact a nice place to live, and not as depicted in Cohen's movie
None of the shots in Grimsby were actually shot in the town, they were all shot in Essex. Cohen never asked to shoot in the town
A number of residents of Grimsby were angry with Cohen portraying their town as a rubbish-strewn, violent ghetto in which drunks urinate from windows and mothers hand children cans of beer in the street
Cohen calls Scott Adkins' character 'Ukrainian Ben Affleck'. Scott Adkins actually auditioned for the role of Batman in 'Batman v Superman', a role that ultimately went to Ben Affleck
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