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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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The Fan
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Ernesto
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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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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 Officer McNamara watch the P&T compilation video at the crazed fan's apartment, the video has scenes of "Weekend Live" from the beginning of the film where Penn is seated left on the couch and Teller on the right from the camera's point-of-view. But in the fan's video of the same segment, Teller is seated on the left and Penn on the right. See more »

Quotes

Penn: Commie bastard, I'll show you distribution of wealth!
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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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I Started A Joke
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You can't go wrong with magic, death, and Euro-trash.
24 November 1998 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This movie is a must see for Penn and Teller fans. The story line reflects a lot about how the Bad Boys of Magic really act while on the road.

The constant pranks are imminently entertaining. The movie drags a bit near the end, but leads up to a great surprise for fans of the magic twosome.

The film may not sustain itself well for viewers who aren't very familiar with Penn and Teller. Still, you can't help but enjoy the frenzied nuttiness of the airport scene.


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