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Release Date:
18 May 2007 (Ireland) See more »
Don't ask how they do it, ask why?
A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition. | Add synopsis »
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Brief chuckles but falls way short of peep show and 'mildly' entertaining See more (21 total) »


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Robert Webb ... Karl Allen

David Mitchell ... Harry Kane

Sarah Hadland ... Carol
Paul Mark Elliott ... Theatre Manager
Karen Seacombe ... Female Customer
Phil Nice ... Male Customer

Jessica Hynes ... Linda Jones (as Jessica Stevenson)

Darren Boyd ... Otto Johnson

Miranda Hart ... Bank Manager

Angel Coulby ... Receptionist
Robin Weaver ... Caroline

Priyanga Burford ... Female Colleague

Andrea Riseborough ... Dani
Geoffrey McGivern ... Magic Shop Manager
Marek Larwood ... Colin

Tim Plester ... Malky

Steve Edge ... Tony White
Lucy Rhodes ... Cafeteria Waitress
Katy Wix ... Waitress

Eleanor Matsuura ... Waitress
Gemma Charlotte ... Waitress
Patrick Page ... Wolfgang Eckhert

Peter Capaldi ... Mike Francis
Luigi D'Allessandro ... Judge
Ron Brooks ... Judge

Rasmus Hardiker ... Dwight White
Scott Penrose ... Magibot
George Keeler ... Convention Magic Salesman
Juliet Cowan ... Hotel Maid

James Bachman ... Jersey Taxi Driver
Catherine Shepherd ... Female Passenger

Stephen Aintree ... London Taxi Driver
Alexander Kirk ... Dietmar

James Smith ... Richard
Rose Keegan ... Daisy Prior
Jane Laver ... Mandy Pandy

Tom Meeten ... Photographer

Alex Macqueen ... Stooge

Adrian Hood ... Theatre Steward
Sally Chattaway ... Lady In Audience
Vimala Rowe ... Mike Francis' Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aladin ... Himself (uncredited)
Ali Bongo ... Himself (uncredited)
Gemma Cousins ... Waitress (uncredited)

Rosie Fellner ... Shelly (uncredited)

James Mellor ... Greg Davis (uncredited)
Anthony Owen ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew O'Connor 
Writing credits
David Britland (story) &
Andy Nyman (story) &
Anthony Owen (story) &
Andrew O'Connor (story) &
Jesse Armstrong (story) &
Sam Bain (story)

Jesse Armstrong (written by) &
Sam Bain (written by)

Produced by
Jesse Armstrong .... associate producer
Sam Bain .... associate producer
Alexandra Ferguson-Derbyshire .... co-producer (as Alexandra Ferguson)
Lizzie Francke .... executive producer
Scott Kroopf .... executive producer
Ollie Madden .... producer
Michael Vine .... co-producer: Breakout Films
Original Music by
Paul Englishby 
Cinematography by
James Welland 
Film Editing by
Lucien Clayton 
Casting by
Sarah Crowe 
Production Design by
Max Gottlieb 
Art Direction by
Ben Munro 
Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge 
Makeup Department
Nikkie Grimshaw .... trainee makeup artist
Susie Munachen .... makeup designer
Camilla Kirk-Reynolds .... makeup trainee (uncredited)
Production Management
Tim Wellspring .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Croucher .... crowd third assistant director
Daniel Jerome Gill .... third assistant director: additional photography (as Dan Gill)
Gareth Tandy .... first assistant director
Paula Turnbull .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jonnie Elf .... set dresser
Hannah Evans .... production buyer
Derek Gray .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Howard Bargroff .... re-recording mixer
Ben Cross .... assistant sound designer
Ben Harvey .... sound designer
Tom Hutchings .... assistant sound designer
Gareth Llewellyn .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Greg Marshall .... supervising sound editor
Susan Pennington .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
Leyton Rooney .... supervising foley editor
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer
Tim White .... production sound mixer
Tom Williams .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Matthew Bristowe .... digital lab producer: MPC
Max Horton .... colourist
Begoña Lopez .... digital lab producer: MPC
Alexandra Papavramides .... digital compositor: Baseblack VFX
Pat Wintersgill .... online editor
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sally Caldecutt .... camera trainee
Billy Charlton .... first assistant camera
Liam Daniel .... still photographer
Camilla Drennan .... clapper loader dailies
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator
Carolyn Hughes .... camera trainee
Colin Price .... electrician
Paul Snell .... camera trainee: "b" camera
Lee Wooster .... electrician
Animation Department
Royce Carmichael .... background artist
Paul Heyhoe .... background artist
Casting Department
Cassandra King .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabrielle Spanswick .... costume supervisor
Aaron Timperley .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Siobhan Boyes .... post-production coordinator
Stephen Haren .... assistant editor
Location Management
Leon Ballin .... location scout
Vicky Chapman .... locations runner
Dan Hodgett .... location services
Steve Mortimore .... location manager
Asha Sharma .... unit location assistant
Emma Yeomans .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Nyree Pinder .... score coordinator
Transportation Department
John Oxborough .... unit driver
Other crew
Helen Andre .... script supervisor
Paul Brennan .... floor runner (as Paul M. Brennan)
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Cherry Fiddaman .... production accountant
Richard Fiddaman .... assistant accountant
Emma Gahan .... assistant to director
Camille Gatin .... assistant: Mr. Madden
Catherine Golding .... production coordinator: additional photography
Marzenna Hiles .... script supervisor
Paul Huntingford .... assistant production coordinator
Gavin James .... executive team
Rachel Kennedy .... unit publicist
Ryon Lane .... business affairs coordinator (uncredited)
Clem Leneghan .... Safety Advisor
Al Mackay .... crowd runner (as Alastair Mackay)
Scott Penrose .... illusion builder
Scott Penrose .... magic consultant
Luke Randolph .... completion guarantor: for International Film Guarantors
Eve Swannell .... production coordinator
Derren Brown .... the producers wish to thank
Phil Clarke .... the producers wish to thank
Catherine Golding .... the producers wish to thank
Richard Holmes .... the producers wish to thank
Bruce MacInnes .... the producers wish to thank
Luke Randolph .... the producers wish to thank
Ben Roberts .... the producers wish to thank
Ivan Wormley .... the producers wish to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min | Germany:90 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Harry Kane was a character in this film. There also happens to be a well known footballer with the same name.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Hand Clapping SongSee more »


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12 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Brief chuckles but falls way short of peep show and 'mildly' entertaining, 20 May 2007
Author: davj292-1 from United Kingdom

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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