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Mr. Magoo (1997)

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


Stanley Tong
2 nominations. See more awards »




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 terrible eyesight who refuses to use eyeglasses, therefore he always gets into trouble. During a museum robbery he accidentally gets a priceless gem called the Star of Kurdistan and starts to trace the way for the arch-criminals--Austin Cloquet and Ortega "The Piranha" Peru-- who had wanted to steal it. Meanwhile, two federal agents, Stupak and Anders, lead the manhunt for Mr. Magoo himself. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It was the worst jewel heist in history, and the only witness to the crime didn't see a thing. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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 »


[one of the thieves has just stolen Magoo's car and the Star of Kuristan]
Mr. Quincy Magoo: To the Eggplantmobile!
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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 »


Referenced in The Middle: Winners and Losers (2013) See more »


Mozart Quintet in B Flat Major
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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User Reviews

I wanted to like it, but where's the comedy?

Mr. Magoo (1997) Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar, Nick Chinlund, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ernie Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Malcolm McDowell, D: Stanley Tong. Disney's hopelessly unfunny live-action feature based on the ‘60s cartoon. For what he's given, Leslie Nielsen (of THE NAKED GUN movies, who always tries) is ideally cast as the lovably nearsighted, clueless tycoon caught in a needlessly complicated and dragged-out plot concerning Magoo's accidental robbery of a precious ruby and the ruthless jewel thieves that are after it. With a lot of slapstick pratfalls and lame vision-impaired situations thrown in, the movie's biggest problem is that there's nothing funny-and hammers every joke flat. The animated opening and closing moments are the best because they feature the voice of the former Mr. Magoo, Jim Backus. Running Time: 85 minutes and rated PG for mild cartoon violence. * ½

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Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Magoo 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

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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