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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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Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 has trouble going through the metal detector at the airport, he takes off his jacket and vest while Teller rolls the metal ball on the ground to set off the detector while Penn walks through. But when Penn walks back through it to the other side, he doesn't set it off and the airport security checker takes no notice of it. See more »

Quotes

[after Penn gets shot]
Woman in Parking Lot: In the shoulder, huh? Well, at that range you were lucky.
Penn: No! I just got shot, that's not lucky. Lucky is winning the lottery.
Woman in Parking Lot: Hey, aren't you that guy who goes on TV and asks people to kill him?
Penn: I didn't ask people to kill me, I said I wished someone were trying to kill me.
Woman in Parking Lot: You said that on national TV? There's a lot of nuts out there! You're lucky I don't have a gun or I'd blow your fucking brains out.
Penn: Yeah, I'm the luckiest guy in the world. Mr. Lucky just got shot in ...
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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 »

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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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'Weekend Live Theme"
Written by John Miller
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Why haven't they made more?
11 July 1999 | by Aldo-9See all my reviews

I got this movie for my 18th birthday, and it is a very good movie. Penn and Teller should make more movies like this. To bad it didn't make a lot when it was released, now the only way I can see them is watching thier magic shows. The ending of this movie caught me completely by surprise, I just can't describe how much I love it, I think I'll watch it again.


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