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Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of ... See full summary »

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Penn (as Penn)
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Carlotta / Officer McNamara (as Celia McGuire)
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The Fan
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Ernesto
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Officer McNamara
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Steve the bandleader
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Makeup Woman
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Bob the host
Tudor Sherrard ...
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2nd Frat Boy
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3rd Frat Boy
Leonard Parker ...
Airport Porter
Christopher Durang ...
Jesus Freak
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Storyline

Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of them begins a series of pranks on the other to suggest a real threat. Then they find that a real psychopath is interested in them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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22 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Con la morte non si scherza  »

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Trivia

The elderly man and woman seated at a table on the right side of the screen during Penn and "Carlotta's" conversation in the Mexican restaurant were Penn's real-life parents, Sam and Valda Jillette. See more »

Goofs

When Penn, Teller, and Carlotta park and Teller replaces the magnetic sign he only changes one side when earlier we see there is a magnetic sign on the other side also. Why dosen't Teller change the other side too? See more »

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Penn: [to Teller] Better take the drain cleaner out of your mouth, this is getting serious...
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Crazy Credits

To hide the fact that Caitlin Clarke played a dual role, she was also credited under the pseudonym 'Celia McGuire.' The closing credits reveal the pseudonym with the consecutive credits: Officer McNamara...Celia McGuire Celia McGuire...Caitlin Clarke See more »

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Wickedly funny
27 June 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

A movie no Penn & Teller fan would dream of being without. The first time I watched it, I was perplexed by the oddball atmosphere - this movie just doesn't play like a typical movie. Subsequent viewings have increased my fondness for it, though, and I keep finding more and more humour in it. So much of the humour comes from realizing that the jokes are not just inserted to make us laugh, but are the natural product of a very bizarre world that these two performers are inhabiting all the time. As Teller in a park catches pigeons with his bare hands, Penn says admiringly, "You're getting really good at that. You don't even hurt them anymore." Anymore? What has been going on between Teller and the pigeons all these years? The film is full of these little glimpses into a very weird world.


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