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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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Abracatastic!


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

Jim Carey's character is said to be a combination of Criss Angel and David Blaine. Blaine is famous for his real world endurance stunts and Angel for his over the top punk rock style of magic. 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: [to a magician's assistant he has just fired] Go get a job at Cirque de So-Lame.
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Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Ventriloquist Fail (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Abracadabra
Written by Steve Miller
Performed by Steve Miller Band
Courtesy of Sailor Records
Under license from Capitol Records - EMI Film & Television Music/Demon Music Group Ltd.
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Pretty funny magician comedy.
1 July 2014 | by Shopaholic35See all my reviews

I couldn't help but enjoy this movie. Everything was telling me that this was a stupid ridiculous comedy but it was still quite funny. Magicians are a special breed, what they can do can be shocking but when it comes down to it they will always be kinda weird and geeky : )

Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi play the "old school" magicians i.e. Siegfried and Roy, and Jim Carrey plays the intense "too cool for school" magician i.e. Criss Angel. Their portrayals may be over the top but they are a completely accurate spoof of them. It was so pathetically funny watching their ego's destroy them.

If you normally don't enjoy comedy from Steve Carell and Jim Carrey then you probably won't like this movie. This is classic them in every way. Silly, a little lame and completely over the top but nevertheless still enjoyable.


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