Mikey & Nicky

Mikey & Nicky

Director: Elaine May Cast: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty

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Overview

Nickey (John Cassavetes) is a small-time Jewish gangster in trouble with the mob. He calls on his lifelong friend Mikey (Peter Falk) for help. During the night the two spend together, the power of their friendship is undermined by their mutual nastiness and pressing financial concerns. Elaine May's script was allegedly taken from an episode in the life of her uncle.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2019
UPC: 0715515224710
Original Release: 1976
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:46:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Falk Mikey
John Cassavetes Nicky
Ned Beatty Kinney
Rose Arrick Annie
Carol Grace Nell
William Hickey Sid Fine
Sanford Meisner Dave Resnick
Joyce Van Patten Jan
M. Emmet Walsh Bus Driver
Oliver Clark Actor
David Pendleton Bar Patron
Jean Shevlin Lady on Bus
Virginia Smith Jan's Mother
Martin Wolfson Candy Store Man
Marilyn Randall Shirley
Reuben Greene Franklyn
Sy Travers Hotel Clerk

Technical Credits
Elaine May Director,Screenwriter
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Bud Austin Producer
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
John Carter Editor
Edward Folger Asst. Director
Michael Hausman Producer
Larry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
Christopher Newman Sound/Sound Designer
Peter R. Scoppa Asst. Director
John Strauss Score Composer
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Richard Vorisek Sound/Sound Designer

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Mikey & Nicky 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, unusual and fascinating are adjectives which would describe much of John Casavetes' life's work. Though the film features great improvisational acting from a great ensemble of players, Casavetes takes center stage. Elaine May's script and direction is appropriately spare allowing Falk, Casavates & company ample room to explore. And that's really what the film turns out to be. Far less than a crime drama involving a mafia rat and his best friend, who betrays him, it's a exploration into the hearts and minds of two men whose friendship has deteriorated. Highly Recommended.