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Mikey and Nicky

Spine #957

Jan 22, 2019

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Mikey and Nicky

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Directed By: Elaine May
Licensor: Jumer Productions, Inc.
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Elaine May crafted a gangster film like no other in the nocturnal odyssey Mikey and Nicky, capitalizing on the chemistry between frequent collaborators John Cassavetes and Peter Falk by casting them together as small-time mobsters whose lifelong relationship has turned sour. Set over the course of one night, this restless drama finds Nicky (Cassavetes) holed up in a hotel after the boss he stole money from puts a hit out on him. Terrified, he calls on Mikey (Falk), the one person he thinks can save him. Scripted to match the live-wire energy of its stars—alongside supporting players Ned Beatty, Joyce Van Patten, and Carol Grace—and inspired by real-life characters from May’s own childhood, this unbridled portrait of male friendship turned tragic is an unsung masterpiece of American cinema.

  • New program on the making of the film featuring interviews with distributor Julian Schlossberg and actor Joyce Van Patten
  • New interviews with critics Richard Brody and Carrie Rickey
  • Audio interview from 1976 with actor Peter Falk
  • Trailer
  • Tv spot
  • An essay by critic Nathan Rabin


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