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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vito Graziosi
Philip Cromwell
FBI Agent Bob Connell
Carol the Photographer
Paul Lazar ...
Ritchie Vitale
FBI Agent Lewis
Johnny Graziosi
Helen, Michael's Assistant


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 »


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Gina Vitale: Just stop. Otherwise, I can't go on. Just run normally.
Michael Felgate: I am running normally.
Gina Vitale: Oh. Right. I'm sorry. I thought, you know... I guess I haven't seen you run before and I thought you were doing a funny run.
Michael Felgate: A funny run? That's my run.
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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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Good movie, rating seems a bit low to me.
11 October 2002 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy all the way, and one of the funnier "gangster" comedies I've seen, in tone reminds me a lot of "Analyze This." Hugh Grant is the boyfriend and Jeanne Tripplehorn is his girl, but she refuses when he proposes because her father is a mobster (James Caan, in a perfect role) and she knows they would suck in her innocent auctioneer. The writing is refreshingly good and Grant's delivery makes it go. Here I disagree strongly with critic Ebert who thinks Grant was not right for the role.

My favorite scene, I laughed so hard I had to back it up and watch again, Grant has to pretend in a restaurant that he is "Mickey Blue Eyes" from a Kansas City gang, and his poor imitation of NYC gangster talk is hilarious. This film has no lasting value but is very entertaining, enough so that I think it deserves an "8". I saw it on DVD, nothing remarkable about the presentation, but nothing wrong either.

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