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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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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Release Date:

20 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A keresztapus  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£977,227 (UK) (20 August 1999)


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

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The band in the steak house plays a revised version of the main theme from Federico Fellini's La Strada (1954). See more »


Near the end of the film, during the wedding scene, an FBI agents' earphone is shown on the left side of his head, and in the next shot with him it's shown on the right side of his head. See more »


Chinese Restaurant Owner: [to Gina when she doesn't want her cookie] Eat Fucking Cookie!
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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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Buena Sera Senorita
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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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