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Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

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Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Penn

Writers:

Penn Jillette, Teller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penn Jillette ... Penn (as Penn)
Teller ... Teller
Caitlin Clarke ... Carlotta / Officer McNamara (as Celia McGuire)
David Patrick Kelly ... The Fan
Leonardo Cimino ... Ernesto
Celia McGuire Celia McGuire ... Officer McNamara
Bill Randolph ... Floor Director
John Miller ... Steve the bandleader
Ellen Whyte Ellen Whyte ... Makeup Woman
Ted Neustadt Ted Neustadt ... Bob the host
Tudor Sherrard Tudor Sherrard ... 1st Frat Boy
Billy Morrissette ... 2nd Frat Boy
Jon Cryer ... 3rd Frat Boy
Leonard Parker Leonard Parker ... Airport Porter
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang ... Jesus Freak
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Storyline

Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of them begins a series of pranks on the other to suggest a real threat. Then they find that a real psychopath is interested in them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Trivia

In the scene where Teller is being held down with ropes by audience members, the one closest to Penn Jillette is James Randi, aka "The Amazing Randi". A close friend and mentor, Randi wrote the book "The Faith Healers" and exposed psychic doctors to the public, a driving plot point in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Penn, Teller, and Carlotta park and Teller replaces the magnetic sign he only changes one side when earlier we see there is a magnetic sign on the other side also. Why dosen't Teller change the other side too? See more »

Quotes

[after a gunshot shatters a mirror]
Penn: Let me tell you something mister. That had better be a blank at that window, and a squib behind that mirror, because if you hired someone to fire off a real gun between us, I don't think that's funny. Actually a blank and a squib is only mildly funny.
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Crazy Credits

To hide the fact that Caitlin Clarke played a dual role, she was also credited under the pseudonym 'Celia McGuire.' The closing credits reveal the pseudonym with the consecutive credits: Officer McNamara...Celia McGuire Celia McGuire...Caitlin Clarke See more »

Connections

Spoofs Don McLean: American Pie (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

I Started A Joke
Performed by The Bee Gees
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
©1968 & 1975 Abigail Music Ltd. Admin. in U.S. & Canada by Casserole Music, Inc. & Unichappell Music, Inc.
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects,
A Division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
[end credits song]
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pretty freaky deaky
2 July 2002 | by jackrabbitslims-1See all my reviews

this movie has some interesting stunts that are pulled, but I kept asking myself during the duration of the film, Is Penn the guy who does the "next on Comedy Central" voice. Otherwise I could dig this movie, jay and silent bob seemed to rip it off a little bit.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broma fatal See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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