Mickey Blue Eyes

August 20th, 1999


Mickey Blue Eyes

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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.

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 5.7/10 (19,735 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Director: Kelly Makin

Stars: Hugh Grant, Jeanne Tripplehorn, James Caan

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.

Writers: Adam Scheinman, Robert Kuhn

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

Taglines: A romantic comedy you can't refuse.


Official Website: Castle Rock |

Release Date: 20 August 1999

Filming Locations: Knickerbocker Bar & Grill -33 University Place, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,178,289 (USA) (22 August 1999) (2573 Screens)

Gross: $33,864,342 (USA) (21 November 1999)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The theme music was not composed for the film. It is recycled from the hit 1990s British television show Jeeves and Wooster.

Continuity: Near the end of the film, during the wedding scene, an FBI agents' earphone is shown on the left side of his head, and in the next shot with him it's shown on the right side of his head.

[Frank is trying to teach Michael to talk like a mobster]
Frank Vitale: Here, try this, "Hey, fuggeddabout it!"
Michael Felgate: Hey, forget about it!
Frank Vitale: No, like this, "Hey, fuggeddabout it!" Change you T's to D's.
Michael Felgate: Hey, fuggeddaboud id!
Frank Vitale: Id?
Michael Felgate: You said change Ts to Ds!
Frank Vitale: Not the last one! OK, forget that one, try this one, "Get the hell outta here." No Rs.
Michael Felgate: Get the hail outta hee.
Frank Vitale: Not hee! Heah!

User Review

Loads of laughs

Rating: 8/10

This was great. People exaggerate the amount of roles where Hugh Grant plays the loveable Englishman. There's only been 3 to my knowledge. I don't really care anyway, as he is brilliant in that role. DeNiro, John Wayne, Morgan Freeman etc generally play the same role in their films and it doesn't put the viewer off.

This wasn't up to Four Weddings or Notting Hill standard. The story line let it down, but only slightly. You need to be of a certain intelligence level to find the satire & dry wit of these films, funny. Give me that anyday to the sex & masturbation gags in most films or the childish braindead crap from Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey that that mistakenly falls into the genre of 'humour.'

It's such an easy film to watch and enjoy. There's more humour at the beginning than the end of Mickey Blue Eyes, but it has at least half a dozen laugh out loud scenes and is worthy of a mark far superior than 5.8/10.

Highly recommendable, a very high ...



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