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FULL SYNOPSIS

Action-adventure director Stanley Tong (Supercop, Rumble in the Bronx) did a change of pace by directing this live-action adaptation of UPA's bumbling, near-sighted Mr. Magoo the animated-series character created during the '40s by John Hubley and others for the cartoon short Ragtime Bear (1949). Millionaire Quincy Magoo (Leslie Nielsen) won't admit he needs glasses, so nephew Waldo (Matt Keeslar) removes obstacles in Magoo's path. At a museum exhibition, when Magoo steps up to cut a ceremonial ribbon but instead severs a power line, it sets in motion events making Magoo the target during an international manhunt -- while he continually escapes mishaps by inches. Greg Burson does the voice of Magoo in animated sequences at the film's beginning and end. During the '50s, the animated character (voiced by Jim Backus) led to two Oscars -- for the jazz-scored Rooty Toot Toot (1952) and the CinemaScope When Magoo Flew (1955). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1997

Cast

Leslie Nielsen
as Mr. Magoo
Kelly Lynch
as Luanne Leseur
Matt Keeslar
as Waldo
Nick Chinlund
as Bob Morgan
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Agent Chuck Stupak
Ernie Hudson
as Agent Gus Anders
Jennifer Garner
as Stacey Sampanahoditra
Malcolm McDowell
as Austin Cloquet
Miguel Ferrer
as Ortega Peru

Crew

Stanley Tong
Director
Ben Myron
Producer
Pat Proft
Screenwriter
Tom Sherohman
Screenwriter
Jingle Ma
Cinematographer
Michael Tavera
Composer (Music Score)
Michael R. Miller
Editor
Stuart H. Pappe
Editor
David Rawlins
Editor
John Willett
Production Designer
Doug Byggdin
Art Director
Justis Greene
Co-producer
Andre Morgan
Executive Producer
Robert L. Rosen
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Wilcox
Set Designer
Tom Bronson
Costume Designer
Rob Young
Sound/Sound Designer
Marcia Ross
Casting
Donna Morong
Casting
Roger Schumacher
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
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