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Rough Magic (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  30 May 1997 (USA)
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Set in the 1950s, Rough Magic tells the story of what happens when a pretty apprentice magician goes to Mexico to escape her fiancé, a wealthy politician, and to find a Mayan shaman who ... See full summary »

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Myra Shumway
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Doc Ansell
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Cliff Wyatt
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Magician
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Diego
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Clayton
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Marvin Wiggins
Euva Anderson ...
Tojola, Diego's Wife
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Powerbroker
Gabriel Pingarrón ...
Telegraph Man (as Gabriel Pingarrón González)
Santos Morales ...
Policeman #1
Mark Del Castillo Morante ...
Clayton's Assistant
René Pereyra ...
Policeman #2
Christopher Otto ...
Mechanic (as Chris Otto)
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Set in the 1950s, Rough Magic tells the story of what happens when a pretty apprentice magician goes to Mexico to escape her fiancé, a wealthy politician, and to find a Mayan shaman who will teach her ancient principles of magic. She is being trailed by a detective hired by her fiancé. He's a former photojournalist traumatized by what he saw in Hiroshima. The photojournalist joins her in the search for the Mayan shaman, and falls in love with her; the feeling is not reciprocated. When she finds the shaman, she drinks a potion which empowers her to do magic. The potion has life-changing effects on her and her relationship with her companion. They have strange experiences which are brought about by magic. Written by <Lisane7@aol.com>

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In the world of magic, the hand is quicker than the eye and love is the wild card.


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Rated PG-13 for sex-related content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Estranhas Experiências  »

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Opening Weekend:

$59,026 (USA) (30 May 1997)

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$171,979 (USA) (13 June 1997)
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The ribbons on Ross' USMC uniform are (L to R) Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign and WWII Victory Medal. See more »

Quotes

Alec Ross: I'm your guardian angel.
Myra: You don't look so angelic to me.
Alec Ross: Well, you know, standards are down all over.
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A wonderful movie with many layers of meaning
27 November 1998 | by (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is definitely the best thing Bridgit Fonda has ever done. Claire Peploe's little masterpiece was not appreciated by most critics, but I absolutely loved it. It's a film about magic. All the different levels and layers of magic - from stage illusion to multiple levels of reality and spiritual experience, to the magic of love. All the different levels and layers of magic are intertwined - woven together so that magic is a part of daily life. The film is witty, surprising, challenging and, above all, lots of fun. Now that it's out on video, don't miss it!


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