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Magic Sticks (1987)

Felix is a down-and-out young drummer who obtains a pair of magic drumsticks from a street vendor. He soon finds out the sticks are able to make native New Yorkers dance uncontrollably.

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Peter Keglevic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Kranz George Kranz ... Felix
Kelly Curtis ... Shirley
Chico Hamilton ... Mr. Jazz
David Margulies ... Goldfarb
Jack McGee ... McShady
John Gallagher John Gallagher ... Trenchcoat
Reginald VelJohnson ... Licorice
Ted Lambert Ted Lambert ... Ken
Michael Wolff Michael Wolff ... Bob
Phil Butler Phil Butler ... Eddie
Geoff Lee ... Tom
Van Dirk Fisher Van Dirk Fisher ... Band Member (Sax)
Vicky Ruane Vicky Ruane ... Jean
Michael R. Howard Michael R. Howard ... Maestro
Joe Silver ... Pawnbroker
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Felix is a down-and-out young drummer who obtains a pair of magic drumsticks from a street vendor. He soon finds out the sticks are able to make native New Yorkers dance uncontrollably.

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1987 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Golpe Mágico See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

HAPPY GOOD BYE'S
Music by George Kranz and Axel Kottmann
Lyrics by George Kranz
Performed by George Kranz and Zoom
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A bygone era
10 August 2005 | by a_j_77See all my reviews

Magic Sticks is a film from a bygone era. Yes the plot is bizarre, yes the acting isn't amazing, but it has something that has disappeared from moder films. Innocence. Today's films have no plot, no good acting, cheesy computer generated effects and boring direction.

The film has no useless sex scenes and no scenes of real violence. It is the stereotypical nonsense 1980s film that is thoroughly enjoyable.

It's in the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Breakfast Club mould. The story is not important, it's the characters and the humour that are important.

The scene where Reginald Veljohnson is going to rob the security truck at Tiffany's is brilliant, and one of the funniest scenes seen on camera since the Marx Brothers.

This film is underrated and under valued.

Give me Magic Sticks any day over the garbage that gets churned out by the studios now.


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