Elaine May

Mikey and Nicky

Mikey and Nicky

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.

Film Info

  • Elaine May
  • United States
  • 1976
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #957

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Elaine May, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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 and TV spot
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nathan Rabin

New cover by Connor Willumsen

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Jan 22, 2019

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Elaine May, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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 and TV spot
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nathan Rabin

New cover by Connor Willumsen

Mikey and Nicky
Cast
Peter Falk
Mikey
John Cassavetes
Nicky
Ned Beatty
Kinney
Rose Arrick
Annie
Carol Grace
Nell
William Hickey
Sid Fine
Sanford Meisner
Dave Resnick
Joyce Van Patten
Jan
M. Emmet Walsh
Bus driver
Credits
Director
Elaine May
Writer
Elaine May
Producer
Michael Hausman
Executive producer
Bud Austin
Director of photography
Victor J. Kemper
Editor
John Carter
Sound
Christopher Newman
Sound
Larry Jost
Music by
John Strauss
Visual consultant
Anthea Sylbert
Production designer
Paul Sylbert