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Magicians (2000)

| Comedy | 2000 (USA)
A con-man and a wannabe professional magician team up with a waitress and an old professional on their way to Vegas.

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James Merendino

Writer:

James Merendino
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Cast

Credited cast:
Til Schweiger ... Max
Claire Forlani ... Lydia
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Hugo
Alan Arkin ... Milo
O-Lan Jones ... Waitress
Michael O'Hagan ... Stolen Watch Man
Buck Kartalian ... Bagel Shop Clerk
Danny Kuchuck ... Arnold
Scott Brady Scott Brady ... Bartender
Ray Lykins ... Police Officer
Chi McBride ... Tom
Becky Meister ... Vegas Waitress
Christopher McDonald ... Jake
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Selene Luna Selene Luna ... Party Goer
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A con-man and a wannabe professional magician team up with a waitress and an old professional on their way to Vegas.

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A Comedy of Illusions

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magai See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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quirky but fun
22 August 2006 | by pixsmithSee all my reviews

This is a quirky little movie, and I have to agree that there is some quirky acting in it as well.

It follows the adventures of a young man who decides that he wants to become a famous Las Vegas illusionist, and is partly about following his dream, partly about the dreams of others, and all about the travails of showbiz. I thought the movie was charming, and it has a moment or two of real magic that make the whole thing worthwhile.

Alan Arkin is terrific as the magician who never was, and his mentoring of Max makes for a funny and touching relationship.

Not for everyone, probably, but if you like movies about the journey, then I think you'll like this one.


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