|Portrayed by||Timothy Olyphant|
- "Bullshit generalization. Many sequels have surpassed their original."
- —Mickey's first appearance.[src]
Mickey Altieri was the secondary antagonist of Scream 2 and he is one of Sidney Prescott's best friends at Windsor College. He was obsessed with movies and often filmed whatever was going on. He subtly increased paranoia and suspicion when the murder spree began with intimate conversations.
Mickey finally revealed himself to be one of the killers, to Sidney. He was betrayed by his mentor, Debbie Loomis, who was the mother of the Billy Loomis but managed to get one more scare in before getting gunned down by Sidney and Gale Weathers together and eventually getting fame he once so desired.
A psychotic obsessed with films, he met Debbie Loomis online. She helped him go to Windsor College and his tuition fees so the two of them could execute a murder spree. He planned on getting caught and starring in the following media circus. At college, he befriended original survivors Sidney and Randy Meeks, as well as Sidney's boyfriend, Derek Feldman. He even started dating Sidney's roommate, Hallie McDaniel, to further embed himself in her life.
Scream 2 Edit
College Student Edit
In an early scene in the movie, while at film class, he argues that violence in the media contributed to the theater killings the following night. He also says sequels can be better than the original, unlike Randy. Mickey and Randy seem to have a solid relationship, unlike the rocky one between Randy and the killers Stu and Billy from the first movie. However, under this, Mickey is deranged, distraught, and psychotic. Mickey has a fascination with murderers and how the media affects them. He met Debbie Loomis, Billy's mother, on a serial killer website and agreed to help him with his tuition fees and expenses if it will lure her or him to Sidney in order to kill her, however the plan doesn't go as well as both of them hoped for.
Scream 2 EditThe first victims of the duo of Mickey and Debbie Loomis were a couple who went to Windsor college. Their names were Maureen Evans and Phil Stevens, and were killed because their names were similar to Woodsboro victims Steven Orth and Maureen Prescott. Mickey hid in the toilet stall, stabbed through the wall into Phil's ear and hacked him up, killing him. Hard evidence proves it was Mickey because in the stall you can obviously tell a man's voice trying to imitate a child's or a woman's, and the voice sounds alot like the voice of Timothy Olyphant, who played Mickey. He then put on Phil's clothes and went into the theater sitting alongside Maureen, pretending to be Phil. Maureen was then stabbed to death by Mickey, and nobody did anything, thinking it was a publicity stunt.
The next victim was a girl at Windsor college named Cici Cooper. At the night of the "mixer" party, she was the "sober sister". Obviously there were two killers involved, as one was sneaking into the house and one called her. The one that snuck in and killed Cici was Mickey, and the one who called her was Mrs. Loomis. Evidence also proves this was Mickey as Mrs. Loomis was only after the original survivors, primarily Sidney, so she wouldnt risk herself to go attack a random girl whos name is similar to Casey Becker from the original. Mickey was the one who wanted to make a sequel, so to do that he killed students with similar names to victims of the "original", as Mrs. Loomis was only after revenge, she even admits to it at the end. Mrs. Loomis then attempted to attack Sidney at the mixer while everybody checked up on Cici, though she was unsuccessful.
The next victim was original survivor, Randy Meeks, except for this murder, Mickey had nothing to do with it. Randy had bad-mouthed Billy Loomis as Mrs. Loomis hid in the news van and pulled him in. She slit his throat and overpowered him, throwing him into the window. Randy could not really fight back as he had his throat slit. After he was pushed into the glass, he was stabbed multiple times and killed. The killer here stabs Randy with his/her right hand, proving that Mrs. Loomis is right handed. Also later in the film when she points the gun at Sidney, she holds it with her right hand.The next attacks were on Gale and Dewey, while they were investigating the possibility that the killer was filming the murders. Both Mickey and Debbie were there. The one filming was Mrs. Loomis and the one who pops up behind Gale and chases her is Mickey. He also later appears behind Dewey in a soundproof room while Gale tried (and failed) to warn Dewey. Mickey, in the Ghostface costume, stabs Dewey in the back right in front of Gale before leaving the young deputy for dead (although he survived).
The next attack was then on Richard Andrews and Andrew Richards who were protecting Sidney, and also Sidney herself and her best friend Hallie McDaniel. Mrs. Loomis sent Mickey over there. Mickey killed the two service men and crashed the car knocking himself out, yet that hasn't been confirmed, he could've been awake the whole time and it was just a plan. Sidney and Hallie escaped the car, only to have Sidney go back to see who it is, Mickey escaped the car and popped up behind Hallie who was alone and stabbed her to death. Mickey then chased Sidney to the campus theater. Mickey then walked up to the stage before revealing himself to Sidney and Derek, in which Mickey has a wound next to his forehead due to the impact of the crash, and tried to convince Sidney that Derek was his partner. Sidney panicked and was confused whether or not Derek was the killer. An angry Derek threatens Mickey who shoots him in the chest. Derek dies after telling Sidney that he would never hurt her. After Mickey taunts Sidney and explains his motive Sidney slashes his face with Derek's necklace and fights him but is held at knife point before Gale and "Debbie Salt" enter with Gale being held at gun point, Sidney recognizes her as Mrs. Loomis the mother her ex boyfriend Billy revealing that Mrs. Loomis is the Main Ghostface and her true identity as Billy's mother and that Mickey is her accomplice.
With her guidance and tuition expenses, he did the killings so she can plan out the revenge for Sidney killing her son. Though she sent Mickey to do most of the murders like a good boy, so she wouldnt get her hands dirty. Mickey, claims that unlike most killers, he wants to be caught so he will be "immortalized" by the media and be in the worlds most talked about court trial. However, Mrs. Loomis shoots him three times in the chest and shoulder, saying that his motive of blaming the movies will never be believed. Before he seemingly dies, he shoots Gale off stage. After the whole ordeal is over, as per usual, Mickey reveals he is indeed so alive but extremely bloody, however before getting a chance to do something, Gale and Sidney shoot him multiple times in the torso area until he does a backflip in the air and hits the ground, dead.
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- "It's a perfect example of life imitating art imitating life."
- —One of Mickey's first lines.[src]
-After Sidney calls him psychotic.
- "Surprise Sidney!"
- —Mickey reveals himself to Sidney.[src]
- "Don't you know history repeats itself, huh?"
- — Mickey before the reveal.[src]
"That's what Billy was good at. He knew it was all about...execution"
Behind the ScenesEdit
- He was described as "20's, athletic, cool and rowdy" in the script.
- In the original script, Mickey was innocent and was stripped to his underwear and chained by his greek brothers for declaring his love for Hallie over them. Sidney eventually untied him, but he was then stabbed to death simultaneously by two killers (Who would've been Hallie and Derek). This role was given to Derek, and Mickey ended up with Derek's film obsession and being Ghostface.
- In Mickey's first appearance, Mickey states that "many sequels have surpassed their original" which is meant to indicate that he intends on making his and Mrs. Loomis' killing spree better than the killing spree Billy Loomis and Stu Macher orchestrated in the first film.
- A deleted scene further cemented that Mickey and Hallie were a couple.
- In the Scream 2 DVD commentary, Wes Craven likens Mickey to Iago; both characters deftly cast suspicion.
- Mickey is the first killer to both unmask himself infront of Sidney, and wear the Ghostface costume.
- Mickey was Stu's equivalent from the sequel.