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Rough Magic (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 May 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Clare Peploe

Writers:

James Hadley Chase (novel), Robert Mundi (screenplay) (as Robert Mundy) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bridget Fonda ... Myra Shumway
Russell Crowe ... Alex Ross
Jim Broadbent ... Doc Ansell
D.W. Moffett ... Cliff Wyatt
Kenneth Mars ... Magician
Paul Rodriguez ... Diego
Andy Romano ... Clayton
Richard Schiff ... Marvin Wiggins
Euva Anderson Euva Anderson ... Tojola, Diego's Wife
Michael Ensign ... Powerbroker
Gabriel Pingarrón Gabriel Pingarrón ... Telegraph Man (as Gabriel Pingarrón González)
Santos Morales Santos Morales ... Policeman #1
Mark Morante Mark Morante ... Clayton's Assistant (as Mark Del Castillo Morante)
René Pereyra René Pereyra ... Policeman #2
Christopher Otto Christopher Otto ... Mechanic (as Chris Otto)
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Storyline

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. Written by <Lisane7@aol.com>

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In the world of magic, the hand is quicker than the eye and love is the wild card.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estranhas Experiências See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,026, 1 June 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$171,979, 15 June 1997
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The ribbons on Ross' USMC uniform are (L to R) Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign and WWII Victory Medal. See more »

Quotes

Alec Ross: I'm your guardian angel.
Myra: You don't look so angelic to me.
Alec Ross: Well, you know, standards are down all over.
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A great movie!
20 September 1999 | by jack-284See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I knew I liked it immensely, but I didn't really know why. I had to see it several times before I really "got" it. It's a very very different movie. The symbolism was a treat! Things which were shown in a fantasy-type way are things which happen in real life--e.g. bitterness being shown as an egg being laid that when hatched, is a venomous spider. In this movie, just about anything can happen! Love is magic but love can't happen with bitterness in the way; likewise, magic can't happen without love. The actors exuded the '40's style with finesse with the witty lines, and Bridget Fonda's costumes were exciting. I will surely watch this movie again and share it with others.


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