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Quicker Than the Eye (1988)

An expert magician is hired to entertain world leaders at a peace summit. Unfortunately, he finds himself hopelessly entangled in an elaborate terrorist assassination plot.

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Nicolas Gessner

Writers:

Claude Cueni (novel), Joe Morheim (as Joseph Morhaim) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... Ben Norrell
Mary Crosby ... Mary Preston
Jean Yanne ... Inspector Sutter
Catherine Jarret Catherine Jarret ... Catherine Lombard (as Catherine Jarrett)
Wolfram Berger Wolfram Berger ... Kurt
Dinah Hinz Dinah Hinz ... Gertrude
Ivan Desny ... Schneider
Sophie Carle Sophie Carle ... Silke
Robert Liensol Robert Liensol ... President Makabutu
Eb Lottimer ... Christian Dennison
Hans Leutenegger Hans Leutenegger ... Jensen
László I. Kish ... Nadro
Stefan Gubser Stefan Gubser ... Young Policeman
Christoph Waltz ... Police Chief
Norbert Schwientek Norbert Schwientek ... Korge
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An expert magician is hired to entertain world leaders at a peace summit. Unfortunately, he finds himself hopelessly entangled in an elaborate terrorist assassination plot.

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Drama | Thriller

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 June 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Supertrick See more »

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France See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Slow Paced, But Fun Thriller
30 July 2005 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"Quicker Than The Eye" is a slow paced mystery. Ben Gazzara stars as a down on his luck magician. When he is sent to a foreign country, he is framed for murder.

Does he have enough tricks up his sleeve to clear his name?

Ben Gazzara is very low-key in this. The plot doesn't go anywhere until the last 40 minutes, but the climax is fun though. The worst part of the movie was the ending because it comes out of nowhere.

In the end: It's an okay thriller, but not worth seeking out. "Killing Of A Chinese Bookie" "Road House", or "Pursuit" are better Gazzara films.

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