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.
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What more do you want?
Did You Know?
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
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
[after a gunshot shatters a mirror
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.
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
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] See more