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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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Theatre Manager
Karen Seacombe ...
Female Customer
Phil Nice ...
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Linda Jones (as Jessica Stevenson)
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Dani
Geoffrey McGivern ...
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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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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

Olivia Colman was offered a key role. 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: Good evening Jersey!
[minimal applause from audience]
Tony White: Is that it? Bloody hell, you gave the Nazis a warmer welcome than that.
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Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.5 (2006) See more »

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O Fortuna
from "Carmina Burana"
Performed by The Werner Philharmonker Orchestra
Conducted by André Previn
Composed by Carl Orff
© 1937 Schott Music International, Mainz
© renewed 1965
By permission of Schott Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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Very funny, great cast, but not quite Peep Show standard (apologies to the cast & writers)...
8 May 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Hmmm...I saw the screening last week in Dublin, and although it was quite funny, it wasn't "brilliant". I had lots of fun, but there was just something missing I think. Mitchell and Webb were great (as ever), Jessica Stevenson, Darren Boyd and Peter Capaldi were also great (as ever)...but there was just something about it. Too slight? Not enough meat? No Mark Heap? I dunno. All this talent and - it pains me to say this - it didn't seem to be much more than the sum of its parts. Maybe further viewings will reveal more. Now having said that, there were plenty of great jokes, nuances, the odd subversion, and so forth - not to mention magic tricks. Despite my minor reservations, it's still a cut above the rest of the tripe that passes for comedy these days. Armstrong and Bain have made the leap to film confidently and convincingly. They still deliver the goods. Go see it! Incidentally, Jessica Stevenson just gets more gorgeous as time goes on (sigh).

(Notice I didn't mention Peep Show! Surely I deserve some kind of award!)

Oh, and there was a Q&A session with David and Rob after the screening and they were hilarious. Sharp as tacks, took time to answer even the stupidest questions, and hung around long enough for fans to mob them (well, ask for autographs and photos anyway). Great guys.


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