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13 November 2005 (USA) See more »
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Penn and Tell practice their unique brand of magic and comedy in the Carribean and underwater. | Add synopsis »
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Magic, Mayhem, and Mermaids? See more (3 total) »

Cast

 

Aaron Carter ... Himself

Penn Jillette ... Himself

Daran Norris ... Announcer
Scott Stringer ... Stand In

Teller ... Himself
Ezekiel Zabrowski ... Himself

Directed by
Star Price 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Goudeau 
Penn Jillette 
Star Price 
Teller 

Produced by
Patti Duce .... producer
Jules Frazier .... supervising producer
Peter Adam Golden .... executive producer
Nick Perlmuter .... producer
Star Price .... executive producer
Tim Rogan .... co-executive producer
Mark Wolper .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gary Stockdale 
 
Film Editing by
Jules Frazier 
Patrick Sayers 
Tim Schultz 
 
Art Direction by
Rudy Matchinga 
 
Costume Design by
Kathryn Shemanek 
 
Art Department
Russell Tamashiro .... property master
 
Sound Department
Kamal Humphrey .... boom operator
Buck Robinson .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Justin Schultz .... visual effects matte artist
 
Stunts
Sandra Boyd-Spoden .... stunt safety coordinator
Scott Stringer .... stunt safety diver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Perkins .... steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
CJ .... post-production coordinator
Christopher Nunn .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Robin Lynn .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Angela Carroll .... production coordinator
CJ .... production coordinator
Alyse Wax .... script supervisor
 


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88 min (DVD version)
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Magic, Mayhem, and Mermaids?, 5 July 2006
Author: Mae Junkman from Las Vegas

From the average home-viewer's point of view, Off the Deep End was another special from the Bad Boys of Magic, this time set in front of a beautiful tropical island background. From a magician's point of view, the special was nothing short of phenomenally ground breaking. Sure, Penn & Teller did a few obligatory card tricks, but what really sold the show was the promise that at the end, they would vanish a submarine. Oh, yeah. And many of the tricks were UNDERWATER! Some of the tricks were cute at worst, some were huge ordeals that didn't work right from day one, and others weren't even tricks at all (we have Star Price to thank for making them actually look like tricks). Taking classic routines like Sawing a Lady in Half, Metamorphasis, and the Million Dollar Mystery underwater, as well as doing a comedy/magic routine below the surface, Penn & Teller have once again revolutionized the craft of magic, and seemingly showed you every step of the way (but, like so much else they do, they lied to you).

The two-hour special, which is a long time slot for magic, built up to the finale smoothly, keeping us interested with other well-crafted illusions. A new element of suspense was added to the Houdini Trunk Escape by dropping the trunk (and supposedly Teller) into a frenzy of hungry sharks, and they managed to almost kill one of their lovely assistants when she lost her air supply hose during the Sawing in Half illusion. But surrounded by a team of scuba divers, Penn & Teller went below the surface for their final illusion, and attempted to vanish an Atlantis class submarine.

The DVD also includes additional footage that was cut from the original script. Teller's edit of the Comedy/Magic Routine is included, as is a beautiful desalination trick, and a moving tanline illusion.

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