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Mr. Magoo (1997)

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

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Cast

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Luanne
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Waldo
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Bob Morgan
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Agent Gus Anders
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Stacey Sampanahoditra
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Austin Cloquet
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Ortega Peru
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Schmitt
Art Irizawa ...
Gosha
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Hebzinski
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McManus
Rick Burgess ...
Molinaro
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Javier
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Storyline

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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Mr. Magoo is going undercover, but he doesn't have a clue. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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25 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Bay sesibes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,233,631, 28 December 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,382,456, 12 April 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,500,000, 10 May 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

[after accidentally hooking a guy in the pants]
Mr. Quincy Magoo: I got a strike!
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Crazy Credits

(Closing statement) The preceding film is not intended as an accurate portrayal of blindness or poor eyesight. Blindness or poor eyesight does not imply an impairment of one's ability to be employed in a wide range of jobs, raise a family, perform important civic duties or engage in a well-rounded life. All people with disabilities deserve a fair chance to live and work without being impeded by prejudice. See more »

Connections

References Folks! (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Marriage of Figaro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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acceptable family fare
30 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Mr. Magoo, a favorite cartoon character, is brought to life by the comical Leslie Nielsen. As a millionaire and art lover, Magoo opens the exhibit of a large, beautiful ruby at the local museum. Soon after, jewel thieves break into the museum and steal the gem. However, through a series of mishaps, it ends up in the tackle box of Mr. Magoo. The thieves are then, of course, after Mr. Magoo and go through many twists and turns to recover the ruby. Along the way, there are car chases, boat chases, and helicopter chases. There are even baboon chases. Will be stunning jewel end up with the good guys of the film (such as Mr. Magoo) or will it ultimately be taken by the thieves?

This film is by no means a gem of a movie. Yet, it is watchable (especially the second half) and mildly humorous. Kelly Lynch seems to relish her role as a female thief. Mr. Magoo also keeps a little English bulldog whose appearances are always welcome. This viewer purchased the video for $1.00 at the secondhand store and feels she got her money's worth and more. Recommended as acceptable family entertainment for a break from the regular television schedule.


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