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Mr. Magoo (1997)

The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner.

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Stanley Tong

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Mr. Magoo
Kelly Lynch ... Luanne
Matt Keeslar ... Waldo
Nick Chinlund ... Bob Morgan
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Agent Chuck Stupak
Ernie Hudson ... Agent Gus Anders
Jennifer Garner ... Stacey Sampanahoditra
Malcolm McDowell ... Austin Cloquet
Miguel Ferrer ... Ortega Peru
L. Harvey Gold ... Schmitt
Art Irizawa Art Irizawa ... Gosha
John Tierney ... Hebzinski
Terence Kelly ... McManus
Rick Burgess Rick Burgess ... Molinaro
Jerry Wasserman ... Javier
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Storyline

Mr.Magoo is an eccentric millionaire with very bad eyesight who refuses to use eyeglasses and therefore always gets into trouble. During the museum robbery he accidentally gets a priceless gem called the Star of Kurdistan, and begins to trace the way for the arch-criminals whose idea was to steal the gem - Austin Cloquet and Ortega "The Piranha" Peru, while two federal agents Stupak and Anders lead the manhunt for Mr.Magoo himself. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

It was the worst jewel heist in history, and the only witness to the crime didn't see a thing. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and action sequences | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bay sesibes See more »

Filming Locations:

Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,233,631, 28 December 1997

Gross USA:

$21,437,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,437,192
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Leslie Nielsen reportedly was the first choice for the role of Mr. Magoo. See more »

Goofs

The man removes the outer money jacket twice. See more »

Quotes

[after accidentally hooking a guy in the pants]
Mr. Quincy Magoo: I got a strike!
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Crazy Credits

(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 »

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Mozart Quintet in B Flat Major
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A nostalgic guilty pleasure
3 February 2016 | by NateWatchesCoolMoviesSee all my reviews

There's a part of me that knows what a godawful, scattershot mess Mr. Magoo is. That part of me begs reason, implores myself to recognize the boldfaced stupidity and flagrant dips into shameless, moronic lowbrow humour barely worthy of a troupe of chimps. There's also another part of me that absolutely loves the movie for all of the reasons just outlined. OK, so I watched it a lot as a kid, and have that nostalgia for it that one can only have with a fond childhood memory of something. But even so, all ridiculousness taken into account, it's a silly bit of fun that doesn't quite capture the tone of the famous cartoon, but fires away on its own whacko cylinders for ninety minutes of eyebrow raising, idiotic bliss. Leslie Nielsen, who has made a career of playing disastrous buffoons, portrays Mr. Magoo, a near sighted elderly gent whose visual impairment leads him on all sorts of adventures and odd situations, which the movie doesn't hesitate to illustrate in bold, silly fashion that gives the animated source material a run for its money. When a valuable foreign jewel which his charitable foundation is tasked with presenting is stolen, he and his asinine nephew Waldo (terminally awkward Matt Keesler) are led on a goose chase to find the two thieves, laughably sultry Kelly Lynch and dimbulb Nick Chinlund. That's about as far as plot goes, and it's all the blueprint you need for the cascade of slapstick muck that bombards your good taste for the better part of an hour and a half. One has to give credit to the stunt crew, who create scene after scene of madness for Nielsen and crew to parade through, from a snow chase on an ironing board, to a South American waterfall derby and all kinds of messiness in between. Some truly talented people got dragged into this, including Jennifer Garner as an Eastern European (HA!), Stephen Tobolowsky as an overzealous, bumbling fed who borders on certifiable, beloved Ernie Hudson as another law enforcement stooge, Miguel Ferrer as a Peruvian drug lord, and the one and only Malcolm McDowell as a sinister crime boss (who else?). The Vancouver locations are cool, especially an over the top Grouse Mountain set showdown. Like I said, it's a whole lot of dumb dumb, and don't say I didn't warn you. But it's also so much Fricken fun, man.


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