The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Chuck Stupak
Agent Gus Anders
Stacey Sampanahoditra
Ortega Peru
Art Irizawa ...
Terence Kelly ...
Rick Burgess ...


Mr.Magoo is an eccentric millionaire with very bad eyesight who refuses to use eyeglasses and therefore always gets into trouble. During the museum robbery he accidentally gets a priceless gem called the Star of Kurdistan, and begins to trace the way for the arch-criminals whose idea was to steal the gem - Austin Cloquet and Ortega "The Piranha" Peru, while two federal agents Stupak and Anders lead the manhunt for Mr.Magoo himself. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and action sequences | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bay sesibes  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,233,631 (USA) (26 December 1997)


$21,382,456 (USA) (10 April 1998)

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the early 1990s the movie was in development at Amblin Entertainment, with Danny DeVito slated to star. See more »


In the chopper, Luanne's gun is aiming up, however she shoot down twice. See more »


[one of the thieves has just stolen Magoo's car and the Star of Kuristan]
Mr. Quincy Magoo: To the Eggplantmobile!
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Crazy Credits

Various outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »


Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Mr. Magoo (2012) See more »


Guria Brava
Written by Ricardo Alves
Courtesy of Associated Production Licensing
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A nostalgic guilty pleasure
3 February 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There's a part of me that knows what a godawful, scattershot mess Mr. Magoo is. That part of me begs reason, implores myself to recognize the boldfaced stupidity and flagrant dips into shameless, moronic lowbrow humour barely worthy of a troupe of chimps. There's also another part of me that absolutely loves the movie for all of the reasons just outlined. OK, so I watched it a lot as a kid, and have that nostalgia for it that one can only have with a fond childhood memory of something. But even so, all ridiculousness taken into account, it's a silly bit of fun that doesn't quite capture the tone of the famous cartoon, but fires away on its own whacko cylinders for ninety minutes of eyebrow raising, idiotic bliss. Leslie Nielsen, who has made a career of playing disastrous buffoons, portrays Mr. Magoo, a near sighted elderly gent whose visual impairment leads him on all sorts of adventures and odd situations, which the movie doesn't hesitate to illustrate in bold, silly fashion that gives the animated source material a run for its money. When a valuable foreign jewel which his charitable foundation is tasked with presenting is stolen, he and his asinine nephew Waldo (terminally awkward Matt Keesler) are led on a goose chase to find the two thieves, laughably sultry Kelly Lynch and dimbulb Nick Chinlund. That's about as far as plot goes, and it's all the blueprint you need for the cascade of slapstick muck that bombards your good taste for the better part of an hour and a half. One has to give credit to the stunt crew, who create scene after scene of madness for Nielsen and crew to parade through, from a snow chase on an ironing board, to a South American waterfall derby and all kinds of messiness in between. Some truly talented people got dragged into this, including Jennifer Garner as an Eastern European (HA!), Stephen Tobolowsky as an overzealous, bumbling fed who borders on certifiable, beloved Ernie Hudson as another law enforcement stooge, Miguel Ferrer as a Peruvian drug lord, and the one and only Malcolm McDowell as a sinister crime boss (who else?). The Vancouver locations are cool, especially an over the top Grouse Mountain set showdown. Like I said, it's a whole lot of dumb dumb, and don't say I didn't warn you. But it's also so much Fricken fun, man.

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