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Mr. Magoo (1997)

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


Stanley Tong

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Mr. Magoo
Kelly Lynch ... Luanne
Matt Keeslar ... Waldo
Nick Chinlund ... Bob Morgan
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Agent Chuck Stupak
Ernie Hudson ... Agent Gus Anders
Jennifer Garner ... Stacey Sampanahoditra
Malcolm McDowell ... Austin Cloquet
Miguel Ferrer ... Ortega Peru
L. Harvey Gold ... Schmitt
Art Irizawa Art Irizawa ... Gosha
John Tierney ... Hebzinski
Terence Kelly ... McManus
Rick Burgess Rick Burgess ... Molinaro
Jerry Wasserman ... Javier


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bay sesibes See more »

Filming Locations:

Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Luanne's cover name in the movie is Prunella Pagliacci. The word "Pagliacci" is Italian for "clown". See more »


After Mr. Magoo steps off the paddle steamer, a cameraman is clearly visible in the following aerial shot on a raft under the dock. See more »


[a monkey is seen in front of Mister Magoo]
Mr. Quincy Magoo: Ugliest child I've ever seen!
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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 »


References Safety Last! (1923) See more »


Relax and Enjoy
Written by Alain Bergier
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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acceptable family fare
30 June 2003 | by inkblot11See 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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