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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

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:

A romantic comedy you can't refuse. 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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Gina Vitale: Just stop. Otherwise, I can't go on. Just run normally.
Michael Felgate: I am running normally.
Gina Vitale: Oh. Right. I'm sorry. I thought, you know... I guess I haven't seen you run before and I thought you were doing a funny run.
Michael Felgate: A funny run? That's my run.
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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

Referenced in Six Feet Under: Timing & Space (2003) 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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Good movie, rating seems a bit low to me.
11 October 2002 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

This is a comedy all the way, and one of the funnier "gangster" comedies I've seen, in tone reminds me a lot of "Analyze This." Hugh Grant is the boyfriend and Jeanne Tripplehorn is his girl, but she refuses when he proposes because her father is a mobster (James Caan, in a perfect role) and she knows they would suck in her innocent auctioneer. The writing is refreshingly good and Grant's delivery makes it go. Here I disagree strongly with critic Ebert who thinks Grant was not right for the role.

My favorite scene, I laughed so hard I had to back it up and watch again, Grant has to pretend in a restaurant that he is "Mickey Blue Eyes" from a Kansas City gang, and his poor imitation of NYC gangster talk is hilarious. This film has no lasting value but is very entertaining, enough so that I think it deserves an "8". I saw it on DVD, nothing remarkable about the presentation, but nothing wrong either.


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