Mikey and Nicky
Director: Elaine May Run Time: 119 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1976
Starring: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty
Nickey (John Cassavetes) is a small-time Jewish gangster in trouble with the mob. He calls on his lifelong friend Mikey (Peter Falk) for help. During the night the two spend together, the power of their friendship is undermined by their mutual nastiness and pressing financial concerns. Elaine May’s script was allegedly taken from an episode in the life of her uncle.