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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.

Director:

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 »

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Trivia

During filming, James Caan nicknamed Hugh Grant "Whippy" after the Whippet, an English breed of dog that shivers a lot. 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: [after learning Frank is a mobster] Note to self... rent Goodfellas, Casino, Godfather 1, 2, 3.
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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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Let's Stick Together
Written by Wilbert Harrison
Performed by Bryan Ferry
Courtesy of Virgin Records Limited/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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surprisingly good
28 September 2001 | by rupieSee all my reviews

Just happened to rent this one on a whim, mainly due to the cast - Hugh Grant and James Caan - and was surprised to find a much better than average comedy. When the world of a sophisticated English-born art auctioneer in a Tony Manhattan auction house collides with the world of the New York mob, one expects a universe of comic opportunities, and the movie pays off in spades. James Caan is becoming one of those rare actors who is as adept at comedy as at heavier roles. The script is intelligently funny, and the movie is loaded with riotously incongruous situations. The scene where Caan attempts to teach the debonair Hugh Grant how to say "fuggedaboutit" in a hood's accent is alone worth the price of the movie. An overlooked delight.


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Official Sites:

Castle Rock

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey Blue Eyes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,178,289, 22 August 1999

Gross USA:

$33,864,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,264,342
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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