Mikey and Nicky

Mikey and Nicky

A FILM BY: Elaine May
WRITTEN BY: Elaine May
STARRING: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty

Presented by The Chicago Film Society

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Riding high on the critical and commercial success of THE HEARTBREAK KID, Elaine May was given the chance to write and direct an unconventional gangster story. Shot in the scuzziest and least brotherly corners of Philadelphia and steeped in the desiccated dreams of its low-level hoodlums, MIKEY AND NICKY, emerged as a decidedly unromantic addition to the genre. Nicky (John Cassavetes) owes a small sum to the mafia and turns to his childhood friend Mikey (Peter Falk) to find the light at the end of the tunnel. In keeping with the rambling, low-key vibe, even the hired gun tracking them down (Ned Beatty) looks more like a cheesed-off storefront accountant than a fearsome assassin.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1976
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 119 mins
Format: 35mm