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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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 »

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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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Non, je ne Regrette rien
Performed by Édith Piaf
Written and composed by Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire
Copyright assigned 1965 to Ste D'Editions Musicales Int.
(S.E.M.I.) Paris Peermusic (UK) Ltd, London
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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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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