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The Magician (2005)

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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Complete credited cast:
Scott Ryan ... Ray Shoesmith
Ben Walker ... Tony Rickards
Massimiliano Andrighetto ... Massimo "Max" Totti
Kane Mason ... Benny
Nathaniel Lindsay ... Edna
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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All of the actors are amateurs apart from the filmmaker Max whom we never see on camera. See more »

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References The Guns of Navarone (1961) See more »

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Black Lagoon
Written and produced by David McCormack and Andrew Lancaster
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Best Australian Film I've seen in a long time
29 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Magician was brilliant. Kudos to Scott Ryan! His portrayal of the "thinking man's" hit man really drew me in and had me slapping my knee and laughing out loud throughout the movie. With a budget of AU$400,000 (miniscule by Hollywood standards), a refreshing lack of special effects, car chases, explosions and the like, the super funny dialogue and utter moral conviction of hired heavy, Ray Shoesmith, transforms this diamond in the rough into a jewel of a film.

The Magician, sure to attract a cult following, hopefully provides a platform from which writer/actor/producer, Scott Ryan, can entertain and delight us with further projects.

Cheers, ozgal33


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