MR. MAGOO (Theatrical Release USA 1997)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Mr. Magoo—
live action comedy—parodies the animated TV series of the late 1940s. Leslie Nielson plays a straight up Mr. Magoo.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Mr. Magoo goes to an opening night museum event only to become clumsily involved with the theft of the center piece of the event, a ruby, by thieves Luanne LeSeur (Kelly Lynch) and Bob Morgan (Nick Chinlund). When Mr. Magoo decides to go fishing, he crosses paths with the jewel thieves who are traveling by boat to give the ruby to Bob Morgan’s Boss Austin Cloquet (Malcolm McDowell). In an argument the thieves lose the ruby jewel. It lands in Mr. Magoo’s rubber fishing boat. Bob Morgan attempts to retrieve the jewel and the show is on.

Additional Thanks

Really Good Work for Director Stanley Tong. Thank you to Executive Producers Andre Morgan, Robert L. Rosen, and Henry G. Saperstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Waldo (Matt Keeslar), Agent Chuck Stupak (Stephen Tobolowsky), Agent Gus Anders (Ernie Hudson), Stacey Sampanahoditra (Jennifer Garner), Ortega Peru (Miguel Ferrer), Schmitt (L. Harvey Gold), Gosha (Art Irizawa), and Hebzinski (John Tierney).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a family film that creates a feel good experience with a few Leslie Nielsen-type giggles along the way.

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