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Magicians (2007)

A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.

Director:

Andrew O'Connor

Writers:

David Britland (story), Andy Nyman (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Webb ... Karl Allen
David Mitchell ... Harry Kane
Sarah Hadland ... Carol
Paul Mark Elliott Paul Mark Elliott ... Theatre Manager
Karen Seacombe Karen Seacombe ... Female Customer
Phil Nice Phil Nice ... Male Customer
Jessica Hynes ... Linda Jones (as Jessica Stevenson)
Darren Boyd ... Otto Johnson
Miranda Hart ... Bank Manager
Angel Coulby ... Receptionist
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Caroline
Priyanga Burford ... Female Colleague
Andrea Riseborough ... Dani
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ... Magic Shop Manager
Marek Larwood ... Colin
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Storyline

A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.

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Don't ask how they do it, ask why?

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Фокусники See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,052,190
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Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The external, and most internal, shots of the theatre on Jersey, where the final of the Magic Shield competition is held, were shot at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham. Many of the theatre's ushers were recruited as extras to play ushers in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Harry Kane is flying back to London from Jersey the aircraft on the runway is a Flybe Dash 8 Q400 which does fly that route. The interior in the next shot however is filmed in a much larger aircraft with 6 seats across (the Q400 has 4 across) and while he is having his panic attack Harry refers to the oxygen masks in the safety briefing which the Q400 doesn't have. See more »

Quotes

Karl: Together, we were pure gold!
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Crazy Credits

There's an additional scene featuring Karl's manager after the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cat
Performed by Jimmy Smith
Written by Lalo Schifrin
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Verve Records (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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Just don't quite get this......
5 September 2007 | by xx-114See all my reviews

This movie, for the wife and I at least, was very hard to connect with. Maybe it's the fact that we are Americans, and we are just too ignorant to get the Brit Wit. Although we do love almost every Monty Python, and Benny Hill that we have ever seen.

This one though is just..... I don't know...obtuse? It seems like a wanna-be documentary and not a real 'film'. Comparing it to 'The Prestige', or 'The Illusionist' is quite unfair to this movie. If you liked those, then don't expect the same from this. It's quirky, somewhat non-linear, and quite frankly, just not that great.

If it pops up on the tele, then maybe give it a watch over dinner. But I honestly can't even say rent it.


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