Set in the 1950s, Rough Magic tells the story of what happens when a pretty apprentice magician goes to Mexico to escape her fiancé, a wealthy politician, and to find a Mayan shaman who will teach her ancient principles of magic. She is being trailed by a detective hired by her fiancé. He's a former photojournalist traumatized by what he saw in Hiroshima. The photojournalist joins her in the search for the Mayan shaman, and falls in love with her; the feeling is not reciprocated. When she finds the shaman, she drinks a potion which empowers her to do magic. The potion has life-changing effects on her and her relationship with her companion. They have strange experiences which are brought about by magic.
In the world of magic, the hand is quicker than the eye and love is the wild card.
30 May 1997 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $59,026,
1 June 1997, Limited Release
Gross USA: $171,979, 15 June 1997
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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I'm your guardian angel.
You don't look so angelic to me.
Well, you know, standards are down all over.
Remake of Miss Shumway Goes West