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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 20 August 1999 (USA)
An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.

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Vito Graziosi
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Philip Cromwell
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FBI Agent Bob Connell
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Carol the Photographer
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Ritchie Vitale
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Al
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Sante
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FBI Agent Lewis
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Johnny Graziosi
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Helen, Michael's Assistant
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Storyline

An art-house auctioneer finds himself getting in deeper and deeper with the mob after learning that his teacher girlfriend is the daughter of a major mobster. Things get worse when a godfather decides to launder his no-talent son's gory paintings through the art house and gets the FBI into the picture. Everything then falls apart when the son is accidentally shot. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A romantic comedy you can't refuse. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£977,227 (UK) (20 August 1999)

Gross:

$33,864,342 (USA) (19 November 1999)
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Trivia

One of the mobster's names is Tony Two-Toes, which is the name of a mobster in Eraser (1996). The two films share several cast members, including Joe Viterelli, who was Tony in Eraser. See more »

Goofs

The length of the drawstrings on Gina's red cape change during their walk when she agrees to marry Mike. See more »

Quotes

Michael Felgate: [Frank's about to 'shoot' Michael] This is probably a stupid question, but is this going to hurt?
Frank Vitale: No. You won't feel a thing.
[FBI device with fake blood detonates]
Michael Felgate: That actually hurt quite a lot. Is it suppose to hurt that much?
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Crazy Credits

As the movie ends, "THE THE END" is displayed on the screen. This refers to Frank's restaurant, The La Trattoria, which translates to The The Trattoria. See more »

Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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We Are the Champions
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc.
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Grant & Caan Lift Lighthearted Mob Spoof
18 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an entertaining comedy, similar to several other films I've seen in which an innocent-appearing nice guy gets caught up in the middle of a mob family. (i.e. Matthew Broderick in "The Freshman.")

In this film, it's Hugh Grant who winds up in mobster James Caan's clan. The latter isn't known for his comedy but he's good at it. Sometimes just the facial expressions on Caan's face brought out big laughs with me.

Joe Viterelli is perfect for any Mafia-type story, as is Burt Young. It was a little strange, though, to see Young look like such a shriveled up old man. Jeanne Tripplehorn provides the romantic interest in here.

My only complaints were too much usage of God's name in vain, especially for a comedy, and the typical on again-off again marriage plans you've seen so many times in movies for many decades. Overall, however, a good lighthearted comedy that should please a lot of people.


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