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Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

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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Cast

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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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Floor Director
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Steve the bandleader
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Makeup Woman
Ted Neustadt ...
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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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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Adventure | Comedy

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Trivia

Teller talks at the end of the movie, which for many people was the first time they had ever heard the magician's voice. See more »

Goofs

In Officer McNamara's boathouse, Teller's leg brushes against a cylindrical cushion and knocks it off the couch as he is walking across the room. Shortly thereafter, the cushion has returned to the couch, and Teller picks it up before sitting down. See more »

Quotes

[Teller is trying to pull a knife out of Penn]
Penn: What are you trying to do? Twist the knife? Look, pretty soon I'll pass out. Then I'll go into a coma, and then I'll die. During any one of *those* times you'll have *plenty* of opportunity to play around with the knife. Until then just keep your paws to yourself.
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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 »

Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Subterranean Homesick Blues
(as"Mediterranean Homesick Blues")
Written by Bob Dylan
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fantastic black comedy for the right mind
7 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

as a previous review already said about this film, if you like Penn and Teller's scthick then you'll love this film. It's bizarre, it's hilarious and most of all its one of the best bits of black comedy that's ever been committed to celluloid. The ending is so jarring you'd thunk you watched an episode of Chris Morris's Jam (an early 00's sketch show that 2 parts psychological horror and 1 part comedy) It's a laugh riot for Penn and Teller fans but for anyone else it might not make much sense. It is a hilarious film for the right mind. and if you want a break from the rest of the mediocre 80's films like mannequin, roadhouse (I do actually like roadhouse) and other such fare then it is a refreshing take in my opinion.


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