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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Romance  -  20 August 1999 (USA)
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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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FBI Agent Bob Connell
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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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They've created a mobster. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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

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20 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£977,227 (UK) (20 August 1999)

Gross:

SGD 457,309 (Singapore) (26 November 1999)
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Trivia

The movie features at least six cast members from The Sopranos (1999): Tony Sirico, John Ventimiglia, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, Joseph R. Gannascoli, and Frank Pellegrino. 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

Waitress: And how would you like that cooked?
Michael Felgate: Ree.
Waitress: Excuse me?
Michael Felgate: Rah.
Waitress: Raw?
Michael Felgate: Rahr.
Waitress: Rare? And to drink?
Michael Felgate: Bee.
Waitress: Beer?
Michael Felgate: Yah.
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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 »

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Spoofed in Made (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Know Why But I Do
Written by Paul Gayten, Robert Charles Guidry
Performed by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
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surprisingly good
28 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Just happened to rent this one on a whim, mainly due to the cast - Hugh Grant and James Caan - and was surprised to find a much better than average comedy. When the world of a sophisticated English-born art auctioneer in a Tony Manhattan auction house collides with the world of the New York mob, one expects a universe of comic opportunities, and the movie pays off in spades. James Caan is becoming one of those rare actors who is as adept at comedy as at heavier roles. The script is intelligently funny, and the movie is loaded with riotously incongruous situations. The scene where Caan attempts to teach the debonair Hugh Grant how to say "fuggedaboutit" in a hood's accent is alone worth the price of the movie. An overlooked delight.


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