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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.

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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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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?

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Фокусники See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£366,188 (United Kingdom), 20 May 2007, Limited Release
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| (European Film Market)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia Colman was offered a key role. 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

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Connections

References Friends (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Hand Clapping Song
Performed by The Meters
Written by Art Neville (as Neville), Joseph Modeliste (as Modeliste), Leo Nocentelli (as Nocentelli) and George Porter (as Porter)
Published by Bugaloo Music
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Rhino Records UK
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Big Fan Disappointed
28 May 2007 | by laurenalice257See all my reviews

It's hard to comment on this film. I'm a big fan of Mitchell and Webb and thought this film was really going to make me laugh...it didn't. There are some funny moments but nothing special, and i agree that it falls very short of Peep Show and definitely thought that Armstrong and Bain could have come up with something a lot more exciting and funny. The plot is boring and a few gags enable it to just keep going but the writers have a long way to go until they reach Pegg and Wright, in the British Comedy Films department...Stick to T.V.

I'd say it's a film to rent or go round your mates house and watch if they end up buying it. But my advice is...don't waste your money.


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