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Mikey and Nicky (1976)

R  |   |  Drama  |  21 December 1976 (USA)
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Nick is desperate, holed up in a cheap hotel, suffering from an ulcer and convinced that a local mobster wants him killed. He calls Mikey, his friend since childhood, but when Mikey arrives... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mikey
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Nicky Godalin
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Kinney
Rose Arrick ...
Annie
Carol Grace ...
Nellie
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Sid Fine
Sanford Meisner ...
Dave Resnick
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Jan
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Bus Driver
Sy Travers ...
Hotel Clerk
Peter R. Scoppa ...
Counter Man
Virginia Smith ...
Jan's Mother
Jean Shevlin ...
Lady on Bus
Danny Klein ...
Harry
Martin Wolfson ...
Candy Store Man
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Nick is desperate, holed up in a cheap hotel, suffering from an ulcer and convinced that a local mobster wants him killed. He calls Mikey, his friend since childhood, but when Mikey arrives, Nick won't let him in: his moods swing. So begins a long night as Mike tries to take care of Nick, calm him down and get him out of town. Their sojourn - on foot and in a city bus - takes them to a bar, a club, toward a movie theater, to the cemetery where Nick's mom is buried, and to Nick's girlfriend's apartment. Tempers fray and the friendship is tested. Meanwhile, a hit man who's getting information from someone is indeed looking for Nick. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In the mob you trust no one. Not even your best friend. See more »

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Trivia

Shot in 1973, not released until 1976. See more »

Goofs

Sitting in a bus after having been to the graveyard Nicky is smoking a cigarette. It keeps disappearing and reappearing and it is randomly getting shorter and longer. See more »

Quotes

Nicky: It's very hard to talk to a dead person. I have nothing in common.
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References The Laughing Policeman (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Open the Door Richard
by Dusty Fletcher (as D. Fletcher), John J. Mason (as J. Mason), Jack McVea (as J. McVea) and Dan Howell [pseudonym of David Kapp] (as D. Howell)
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Serious Drama With A Touch Of Gangster Crime in it.
4 November 2001 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

My reason for wanting to see this film was because Rueben Greene (from the film "The Boys In The Band" [1970]) was in it. Boy, was I in for a treat. This film starring John Cassavetes and Peter Falk with Ned Beatty is a serious crime drama with a touch of gangster crime in it. May have been one of those films you saw years ago on a late night local independent tv station during a rainy night. This New York style/late-night feel film is played straight without the cheesy music in the background. Every sound you hear is real, the dialing of a rotary phone, footsteps, background chatter, the street, is all authentic as filmed. This is a good 1970's film. Wonderfully written and directed by Elaine May, who you may remember acting with Walter Matthau in the films "A New Leaf" (1971) and "California Suite" (1978). Adults Only.


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