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Rough Magic (1995)

PG-13  |   |  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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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 »

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Alec Ross: I'm your guardian angel.
Myra: You don't look so angelic to me.
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A little undiscovered gem. Polished, faceted and ready to adorn a "favorite" list of those who like to see beyond a pretty face.
27 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"Rough Magic" is a little undiscovered gem. I came across it going through Russell Crowe's output and fell in love with it immediately. It was lighthearted, magical, elegant, whimsical, humorous, gently satirical, self mocking, yet meaningful all at once. But most of all it seemed to speak of something important in such an elusive way as to be completely incomprehensible. This is a hallmark of all mystical teachings; they seem to relate most mundane stories yet they keep calling you back for another look. It happens because the nagging feeling that you are missing something essential and of great importance doesn't leave you alone.

Over the years I have watched "Rough Magic" enough times for it to loose its freshness, but that has not happened somehow. Each time i see it i am delighted anew by the vivid locale, its true to the period costumes and sets, its music that is just right at every turn, its good looking international cast that carries the movie's invisible agenda perfectly.


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