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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.

Director:

Don Scardino

Writers:

Jonathan Goldstein (screenplay), John Francis Daley (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Burt Wonderstone
Steve Buscemi ... Anton Marvelton
Olivia Wilde ... Jane
Jim Carrey ... Steve Gray
James Gandolfini ... Doug Munny
Alan Arkin ... Rance Holloway
Jay Mohr ... Rick the Implausible
Michael Herbig ... Lucius Belvedere (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Mason Cook ... Young Burt
Luke Vanek ... Young Anton
Zachary Gordon ... Bully
Richard Wolffe ... Richard Wolffe
Erin Burnett ... Erin Burnett
Brad Garrett ... Dom
David Copperfield ... David Copperfield
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Storyline

Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas Strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerrilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show is starting to look stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act - both onstage and off - if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place. Written by stefanstojkov

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burt Dickenson See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,177,257, 17 March 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,525,921, 5 May 2013
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film features two third-collaborations for Steve Carell, specifically Jim Carrey (the first two collaborations being Bruce Almighty (2003) and Horton Hears a Who! (2008)) and Alan Arkin (the first two collaborations being Little Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Get Smart (2008)). See more »

Goofs

The opening scene takes place in 1982, but a mini-satellite dish is visible on one of the houses. These were not available in the US until late 1994. See more »

Quotes

Burt Wonderstone: Can I ask you something?
Rance Holloway: If you feel you should.
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Connections

Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Love Don't Leave Me Waiting
Written and Performed by Glen Hansard
Courtesy of Anti-
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Magical!
9 June 2013 | by prashanta_guhaSee all my reviews

I dunno why people hate this movie, or why have they rated it so low. Oh wait, I kinda do. They just don't get it.

Before CGI, before VFX, all people had were real magicians doing elaborate and jaw dropping acts, in theaters, where live audiences were entertained, not some recorded and processed show.

The movie essentially captures that golden age and blends a heart-warming story with magic.

Stellar performances by Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde. An absolute delight. A must watch, whether or not you like magic.


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