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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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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£366,188 (UK) (18 May 2007)
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Trivia

Harry Kane was a character in this film. There also happens to be a well known footballer with the same name. 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

Mike Francis: [a Veteran Magician has put out a cigarette on his tongue and swallowed it] Yes, very good, thankyou.
[Aside]
Mike Francis: You know, there's no technique to any of that. He just takes the pain. Sick bastard.
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There's an additional scene featuring Karl's manager after the end credits. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Magic
Performed by Pilot
Written by David Paton, William Lyall
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Big Fan Disappointed
28 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's hard to comment on this film. I'm a big fan of Mitchell and Webb and thought this film was really going to make me laugh...it didn't. There are some funny moments but nothing special, and i agree that it falls very short of Peep Show and definitely thought that Armstrong and Bain could have come up with something a lot more exciting and funny. The plot is boring and a few gags enable it to just keep going but the writers have a long way to go until they reach Pegg and Wright, in the British Comedy Films department...Stick to T.V.

I'd say it's a film to rent or go round your mates house and watch if they end up buying it. But my advice is...don't waste your money.


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