Mikey And Nicky
DIRECTOR: ELAINE MAY
CAST: PETER FALK, JOHN CASSAVETES, NED BEATTY
Since they were kids, it’s always been the same: Nicky (John Cassavetes) gets in trouble, and Mikey (Peter Falk) bails him out. This time, however, there’s a price on Nicky’s head, so the guys have to keep on the move over the course of one night in the lower depths of Philadelphia. It’s tempting to call this the best Cassavetes movie that Cassavetes didn’t make, but director Elaine May brings a mordant humor all her own to this meeting of geniuses.