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The Magician (2005)

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | 12 November 2010 (USA)
A mockumentary that follows Ray Shoesmith, a Melbourne hitman who is simultaneously ruthless and caring, likeable and volatile. 'Filmed' by his media student neighbour for a university ... See full summary »

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Scott Ryan

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Scott Ryan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott Ryan ... Ray Shoesmith
Ben Walker Ben Walker ... Tony Rickards
Massimiliano Andrighetto Massimiliano Andrighetto ... Massimo "Max" Totti
Kane Mason Kane Mason ... Benny
Nathaniel Lindsay Nathaniel Lindsay ... Edna
Adam Ryan Adam Ryan ... Garage Victim
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A mockumentary that follows Ray Shoesmith, a Melbourne hitman who is simultaneously ruthless and caring, likeable and volatile. 'Filmed' by his media student neighbour for a university assignment, Ray is under contract to kill a low life of the Melbourne underworld when a more tempting offer is made... Written by Danny Silver

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He makes people disappear. [Australia Tehatrical] See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Australia

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English

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12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magik See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The film was made over a year with about ten full shooting days See more »

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Follow-up 2018 Television Series from FX Network "Mr Inbetween" See more »

Connections

References The Guns of Navarone (1961) See more »

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I'll Be Gone
Written by Mike Rudd
Performed by Spectrum
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Not your average in-and-out-without-a-trace-type of hit-man
13 October 2006 | by iipigbearSee all my reviews

The Magician is a fake documentary about Ray Shoesmith who makes a living killing people. He is working as a hit-man for the different drug related organizations.

The whole idea first sounds bizarre, and it is. Ray is not your slick "in and out without a trace" type of hit-man. This man feels like the real deal, he kills people in a violent and realistic way often by simply shooting them at pointblank and then hiding the body in the woods.

Nothing about Ray's life is amazing or exciting, he eats burgers, he is not cool, he doesn't drop amazing punchlines before he hits someone or plants a bullet in their face. It reminds me a bit of a danish film called Pusher. It's the same kind of "vibe".

The keyword for this movie would be realistic. The whole thing feels VERY real, and the actors are doing an amazing job.

If we break it down not everyone will love this movie, it's very different, very different.


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