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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 20 August 1999 (USA)
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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Kelly Makin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... Michael Felgate
James Caan ... Frank Vitale
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Gina Vitale
Burt Young ... Vito Graziosi
James Fox ... Philip Cromwell
Joe Viterelli ... Vinnie D'Agostino
Gerry Becker ... FBI Agent Bob Connell
Maddie Corman ... Carol the Photographer
Tony Darrow ... Angelo
Paul Lazar ... Ritchie Vitale
Vincent Pastore ... Al
Frank Pellegrino ... Sante
Scott Thompson ... FBI Agent Lewis
John Ventimiglia ... Johnny Graziosi
Margaret Devine ... Helen, Michael's Assistant
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

They've created a mobster. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Castle Rock

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A keresztapus See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£977,227 (United Kingdom), 22 August 1999, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,178,289, 22 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,864,342, 21 November 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,264,342, 31 December 1999
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was produced by Elizabeth Hurley, Hugh Grant's girlfriend at that time. See more »

Goofs

In the Chinese restaurant, Gina's fortune cookie plate jumps from being directly in front of her on the table to being in the middle of the table between shots. See more »

Quotes

Michael Felgate: [Frank's about to 'shoot' Michael] This is probably a stupid question, but is this going to hurt?
Frank Vitale: No. You won't feel a thing.
[FBI device with fake blood detonates]
Michael Felgate: That actually hurt quite a lot. Is it suppose to hurt that much?
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Making of a Mobster: 'Mickey Blue Eyes' (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeeves and Wooster
Written by Anne Dudley
Performed by Anne Dudley and the Dover Street Jazzomaniacs
Courtesy of Granada Television Productions Ltd.
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What a piece of crap
8 May 2001 | by michaelmullerSee all my reviews

This movie was a joke. And I don't mean it was funny. Yes, I did laugh a few times, but when you have such bad continuity, and bad acting, and bad jokes, and bad plot lines, and bad... I can't say enough. How I suffered through this piece of tripe, CONTRIVED tripe on top of it.

Wow, I couldn't believe how "The Mafia" was so unbelievably and horribly stereotyped, and how the FBI guys were portrayed as morons in the beginning and then as cunning at the end, all just made me wince. And to mix surprise gun violence at the end of such a "mix-up" light hearted movie, where the wise guys are all bufoons throughout, just didn't make sense.

I love mafia flicks, and I love silly movies. This movie just stank.


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