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Magicians (2007)

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 ...
Male Customer
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Linda Jones (as Jessica Stevenson)
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Otto Johnson
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Robin Weaver ...
Caroline
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Dani
Geoffrey McGivern ...
Magic Shop Manager
Marek Larwood ...
Colin
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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 (United Kingdom), 20 May 2007, Limited Release
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The idea of Harry making a Pros and Cons list about his girlfriend and being found out is inspired by an episode of Friends where Ross makes a Pros and Cons list about Rachel and is found out. 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

Harry: So, I'll take you out and show you my prop van in a bit, but first, coffee. How do you like it?
Linda: Weak and white, like my men.
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There's an additional scene featuring Karl's manager after the end credits. See more »

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

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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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Passes the time, but don;t expect laughs-a-plenty.
22 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Mitchell & Webb have done some very funny material in the past. This film is, at best, mildly amusing.

The premise is amusing, in a black comedy way.

The characters are amusing, occasionally.

The script is amusing, in places.

Individually all of the contributors are capable of so much more and it is disappointing to end up with a film that aspires to be funny but falls short in so many ways. It simply fails to sustain any interest. Much of the humour is hackneyed and its predictability takes away so much of the punch that you find yourself hunting for humour that ultimately is not there to find.

Overall the best I can bring myself to recommend is if this comes round on TV and you have little else to do on a rainy day give it a try.


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