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Magicians (2007)

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A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.

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Paul Mark Elliott ...
Theatre Manager
Karen Seacombe ...
Female Customer
Phil Nice ...
Male Customer
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Linda Jones (as Jessica Stevenson)
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A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.

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Don't ask how they do it, ask why?

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Release Date:

18 May 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die Magier - Nichts als fauler Zauber  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£366,188 (UK) (18 May 2007)

Gross:

£690,242 (UK) (25 May 2007)
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Trivia

The external, and most internal, shots of the theatre on Jersey, where the final of the Magic Shield competition is held, were shot at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham. Many of the theatre's ushers were recruited as extras to play ushers in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Harry Kane is flying back to London from Jersey the aircraft on the runway is a Flybe Dash 8 Q400 which does fly that route. The interior in the next shot however is filmed in a much larger aircraft with 6 seats across (the Q400 has 4 across) and while he is having his panic attack Harry refers to the oxygen masks in the safety briefing which the Q400 doesn't have. See more »

Quotes

Tony White: Question; where is a hunter's favourite place?
Harry: Tony, I don't know. Kenya?
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Crazy Credits

There's an additional scene featuring Karl's manager after the end credits. See more »

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References Friends (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Creeping Up The Backstairs
Performed by The Fratellis
Written by John Lawler
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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Brief chuckles but falls way short of peep show and 'mildly' entertaining
20 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've just got back from seeing Mithcell and Webb's new 'out of this world, hilarious' movie and I have to say I'm more than disappointed.

Firstly, the format is very tepid, with the old 'two mates fall out and then compete against each other before coming together to succeed in the end'...reminds me quite of a Will Ferrell film. Its predictable down to a tee and doesn't drawn you in at all.

Its fair to say there are no 'laff-out-loud' moments at all, with the biggest cheer (apart from the one in my head when the credits started) coming from the sight of a 'stooge' practising his fake laugh and trip. Sums it up really....

Sure, Mitchell and Webb work well together and give the film a little extra (god help us if they hadn't been in it) but overall, considering this was written by the same team as the great Peep Show, this is very poor with very little to shout about.....

Stick to telly guys!


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