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
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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(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 »
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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