The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner.


Stanley Tong
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Mr. Magoo
Kelly Lynch ... Luanne
Matt Keeslar ... Waldo
Nick Chinlund ... Bob Morgan
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Agent Chuck Stupak
Ernie Hudson ... Agent Gus Anders
Jennifer Garner ... Stacey Sampanahoditra
Malcolm McDowell ... Austin Cloquet
Miguel Ferrer ... Ortega Peru
L. Harvey Gold ... Schmitt
Art Irizawa Art Irizawa ... Gosha
John Tierney John Tierney ... Hebzinski
Terence Kelly ... McManus
Rick Burgess Rick Burgess ... Molinaro
Jerry Wasserman ... Javier


Mr. Magoo is an eccentric millionaire with terrible eyesight who refuses to use eyeglasses, therefore he always gets into trouble. During a museum robbery he accidentally gets a priceless gem called the Star of Kurdistan and starts to trace the way for the arch-criminals--Austin Cloquet and Ortega "The Piranha" Peru-- who had wanted to steal it. Meanwhile, two federal agents, Stupak and Anders, lead the manhunt for Mr. Magoo himself. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It was the worst jewel heist in history, and the only witness to the crime didn't see a thing. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and action sequences | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Stanley Tong's first-and only-English language film. See more »


In the opening animated sequence, Magoo's words often don't match his lips. See more »


[at the alter on his wedding day, Peru does not realize his bride is actually Magoo in disguise]
Ortega Peru: Before we take our sacred vows, precious one, I have a surprise.
[Peru takes out the ruby, when Magoo lifts the veil]
Mr. Magoo: So do I! Adios, amor. Nuevo nacho.
[hugs and kisses Peru on the cheek]
Mr. Magoo: It wouldn't last! I've never loved you!
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Crazy Credits

Various outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »


The Marriage of Figaro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Worth a Look
8 November 2002 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

The movie "Mr. Magoo" is an adaptation of the popular cartoon. For what it's worth, it does a good job of presenting itself as a live-action cartoon. Leslie Nielsen has made a career of acting in screwball comedy. He seems to fit his role well as the famously weak-eyed character. In this day and age of political correctness, making a movie such as this was bound to raise a few hackles. The little disclaimer run by Disney about the blind should give you an idea what the PC movement has done to movies today. The point of the cartoon was not to put down the blind at all. So forget what others say, and look this "Magoo" over!

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Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Magoo See more »

Filming Locations:

Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,233,631, 28 December 1997

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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