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Magicians (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  18 May 2007 (UK)
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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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Cast

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Paul Mark Elliott ...
Theatre Manager
Karen Seacombe ...
Female Customer
Phil Nice ...
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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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18 May 2007 (UK)  »

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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 »

Quotes

[introducing Magibot]
Mike Francis: This man has been the future of magic for nigh on twenty years now!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.5 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cat
Performed by Jimmy Smith
Written by Lalo Schifrin
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Verve Records (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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Mitchell & Webb fail to capture the Peep Show magic
31 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

David Mitchell and Robert Webb, who became cult favourites with the TV classic Peep Show, failed to re-capture that magic with this hugely disappointing big screen outing. Taking aim at the world of stage act magicians, this has them as one time best friends in the same profession, who fall out when the one has an affair with the other's wife and subsequently he accidentally kills her. Years later, they find themselves rivals in a magic competition and it's all set for fireworks.

The same formula Mitchell & Webb worked in Peep Show (and even That Mitchell and Webb Look) is here, Mitchell as the hesitant, well spoken guy who suddenly explodes in fits of rage and Webb as the more outspoken, confident guy with a ruthless, selfish edge to him. It all plays basically like Peep Show The Movie but somewhere towards the beginning you lose interest, the laughs fail to flow and you find it a huge slog to the end. Definitely without the 'magic' touch. **


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