Thursday, December 25

Mikey and Nicky - Elaine May (1976)

Wikipedia - "Mikey and Nicky is a 1976 film written and directed by Elaine May. Originally intended as a summer 1976 release, then moved to Christmas 1976 due to editing problems, Mikey and Nicky was released in New York City on December 21, 1976. ... When Nicky calls Mikey yet again to bail him out of trouble—this time a contract on his life for money he stole from his mob boss—Mikey, as always, shows up to help. Overcoming the obstacles of Nicky's paranoia and blind fear, Mikey gets him out of the hotel where he has holed up, and starts to help him plan his escape, but Nicky keeps changing the plan, and a hit man is hot on their trail. As they try to make their escape, the two friends have to confront issues of betrayal, regret, and the value of friendship versus self-preservation."
Wednesday Editor’s Pick: Mikey and Nicky (1976)
NY Times
New Yorker - DVD of the Week: Mikey and Nicky
YouTube: Trailer VHS Rip, scene from "Mikey & Nicky", Mikey and Nicky

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