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Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999)

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Credited cast:
Siegfried Fischbacher Siegfried Fischbacher ... Himself
Roy Horn Roy Horn ... Himself (as Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn)
Anthony Hopkins ... Narrator (voice)
John Summers ... Teen Siegfried
Dillon McEwin Dillon McEwin ... Young Siegfried
Cameron Alexander Cameron Alexander ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richie Solomon Richie Solomon ... Himself
Steve Tom Steve Tom ... Mr. Nagle
Kelly Van Halen Kelly Van Halen ... Mrs. Nagle


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A story of hope. A journey of dreams. A life of magic.







Release Date:

1 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »


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One of the funniest bad movies you're likely to waste 10+ bucks on
15 June 2000 | by dheidelSee all my reviews

OHHHHH! This movie is outrageously awful. And yet, it is also bound to have you laughing for the whole film. No, film implies that it has merit. This is not a film. This movie has no merit at all.

The plot holes and inconsistencies are hysterical. The New York Times review mentions the line describing either Siegfried's or Roy's childhood in "Pre-post World War II Germany." Sure enough, it's there. Whatever that means, I'd love to know it. My German friends can't figure it out either.

Poor Teenage Siegfried sees a book about magic in the store window but he doesn't have enough money to buy it. Lucky for him, the exact amount of money needed floats by in a puddle. I'm inclined to think that he broke the store window and stole the book, but....

Then, Teenage Roy is caught in quicksand...outside of Bremen in Germany. German quicksand!!! That's right, only in this movie. Fortunately, the big shaggy dog saves his life and solidifies his bond with the animals.

One day, 20-year-old Roy is playing with a Cheetah at the zoo. The next day, he's smuggled the Cheetah aboard an oceanliner where Roy is working as a steward. How did the Cheetah get out of the zoo? The movie doesn't go there, but we know the truth...

It's hilarious to see the look of disgust that Siegfried has for the tigers while Roy is riding on their backs.

Poor Anthony Hopkins. Fortunately, he's made enough good movies (Silence of the Lambs, Titus (A MUST SEE!), etc.) to not be remembered for his role as the narrator in this lame waste of money (both mine and the producers').

There is so much more to say, but I forgot most of the movie because I was laughing too much. I'll close with this, however. The only possible explanation I could think of for the overall awfulness of this movie, is that the Tiger wrote the script.

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