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Topic: Tricks in movies
Message: Posted by: Jhonsky (Oct 7, 2004 04:57AM)
Hey guys,

What movies (to your remembrance) have magic tricks shown/ performed?

I think there was a movie where Anthony Hopkins did "Do as I do" trick. What else?
Message: Posted by: El_Lamo (Oct 7, 2004 06:58AM)
[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=19464&forum=2]1. Movies with card tricks and flourishes [/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=64965&forum=32]2. Movies with magic in them [/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=48940&forum=36]3. Magic movies [/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=49731&forum=32]4. Celebrities that do magic as a hobby [/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=15021&forum=27]5. Name actors / tv personalities, who were also magicians [/url]

The above are links here at the Café that you can click on. Hope these help.

Cheers - El Lamo
Message: Posted by: dynamiteassasin (Oct 7, 2004 08:11AM)
Vanish of a diskette in Mission Impossible.

Pen Manipulations in Starship Troopers.
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Oct 8, 2004 12:04PM)
Al Pacino did a Torn and Restored Newspaper in "The Recruit." And he did it very well.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Oct 8, 2004 08:37PM)
[quote]
On 2004-10-07 05:57, Jhonsky wrote:
Hey guys,
What movies (to your remembrance) have magic tricks shown/ performed.
I think there was a movie where Anthony Hopkins did "Do as I do" trick. What else?
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In spite of all of David's attempts, I've seen "Terror Train."
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Feb 18, 2005 08:12AM)
...and is it REALLY * That * bad???
What exactly does he do in it?
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Feb 18, 2005 08:43AM)
I must have been the only one to stay awake through that Al Pacino sleeper, "Bobby Deerfield", to see Norm Nielsen in all too few snippets of his act.

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: onezero1 (Feb 18, 2005 09:17AM)
Has anybody seen the movie Shade? That movie is ABOUT Cardmen. And The Professor is in it! The Dean is in it! The Magic Castle is in it! I love that movie. Can anyone tell me whose hands are in the opening sequence? Shade baby! B)
Message: Posted by: HeyLockwood (May 14, 2005 02:00AM)
I may be mistaken, but I believe Paul Wilson's hands are in the opening sequence. He also does a little cameo at one of the card tables.

Mike
Message: Posted by: Jordini (May 14, 2005 03:48PM)
In one of the old James Bond movies he uses a one way forcing deck. (Then he sleeps with Solitare). (Then she loses her powers).
Message: Posted by: prospero (May 14, 2005 04:13PM)
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On 2005-02-18 10:17, onezero1 wrote:
Has anybody seen the movie Shade? that movie is ABOUT Cardmen. And The Professor is in it! The Dean is in it! The Magic Castle is in it! I love that movie. Can anyone tell me whose hands are in the opening sequence? Shade baby! B)
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But remember, it's not ACTUALLY "the Professor" and/or "the Dean." I think Paul Wilson's and Jason England's hands are in the opening sequence.
Message: Posted by: George  (Jul 23, 2005 09:07PM)
Early on in 'The Wedding Crashers' Vince Vaughn holds up a square of flash paper and asks a bunch of little kids if they know what it is. After it seemingly self-ignites, a silver dollar appears.
Message: Posted by: Jerrine (Jul 24, 2005 10:23PM)
Looked up Shade and found out Jamie Foxx was the Larry Jennings role. I'd like to give that movie a peek. I likes me some Jamie Foxx, he's a better actor than Homer Simpson. I also liked one bit Anthony Hopkins did in Magic, a bottom card force from a cut to Ann Margret. Movies, what place to learn bits.
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Jul 24, 2005 10:34PM)
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On 2005-02-18 09:12, gambituk1 wrote:
( Regarding TERROR TRAIN) ...and is it REALLY * That * bad???
What exactly does he do in it?
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Yes its that bad. Not David...but the production is so bad everyone comes off looking bad. There's a bunch of college kids on a train and one by one they get murdered. The killer wears this mask that look a lot like David C wearing a rubber nose with glasses. You are made to think that the murderer is really the magician on the train ( played by DC ) and then just when you are positive you have it figured out...the body of the magician ( DC) is found stuffed in a trunk.

You know......it was so bad I can't remember who the real murderer was. Maybe I should watch it again......ah....maybe not.

Best,

Tim

BTW...David does a levi and asrah vanish in the film.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 25, 2005 02:32AM)
They should do a remake of "Terror Train"...

Remakes are all the rage now...

And hey, they couldn't possibly do a worse job than the original...

Copperfield could do it again... :)

:online:
Message: Posted by: George  (Aug 18, 2005 11:44PM)
Steve Carrell's character, Andy, in "The 40 Year Old Virgin" tries to impress his date's daughter by producing an oversized quarter and a latex ear from her ear. Quite poorly though.
Message: Posted by: Shawn74 (Aug 19, 2005 12:01AM)
The real murderer was...............awwwwww, you don't think that I would really spoil it for everyone, do you. *grin*. This was my first introduction to magic. I still remember the first time I saw DC do Cig Thru Quarter on the movie. It blew me away. Needless to say that was one of the first effects that I bought when I found a magic shop.

Shawn
Message: Posted by: Cranial Fermentator (Aug 19, 2005 12:31AM)
In "The Believers", Richard Masur played a lawyer who was also an amateur magician (I believe he did some coin tricks but I don't remember which ones). The best part was when he saves Martin Sheen's kid from an evil Santeria assassin/priest by blinding the guy with flash paper(right before his character bites the dust).
Message: Posted by: Sam Tabar (Sep 3, 2005 01:08PM)
In the opening scene of pretty woman there's a guy doing coin tricks to a group of people.
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Sep 3, 2005 02:17PM)
I believe in T3 my Governator does the bullet catch.
Message: Posted by: Mistro (Sep 5, 2005 03:43PM)
Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration has a new video with Steve Martin doing a ton of magic tricks. It's being shown in the old Lincoln theatre.
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Sep 5, 2005 05:00PM)
[quote]
On 2005-08-19 00:44, George  wrote:
Steve Carrell's character, Andy, in "The 40 Year Old Virgin" tries to impress his date's daughter by producing an oversized quarter and a latex ear from her ear. Quite poorly though.
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There was also a giant poster of Doug Henning on the door in his apartment.
Message: Posted by: Justin N. Miller (Sep 5, 2005 11:07PM)
Joe Pecci does a card change in My Cousin Vinny. Not bad to.
Justin.
Also, Steve Martin does some magic in Leap of Faith.
Message: Posted by: Danny Diamond (Sep 7, 2005 12:48PM)
Road to Perdition and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl both feature coin rolls done at some point.

And DareDevil features a backpalm card production, done by Bullseye.
Message: Posted by: George  (Mar 11, 2006 07:42PM)
While not quite magical, the woman playing solitare in base-camp in "Eight Below" is using Bicycle Fan Back cards...which have been out of print for a while.

I'm jealous.
Message: Posted by: Leland Stone (Mar 11, 2006 08:02PM)
As much as I LOVE Pirates Of The Caribbean TCOTBP, Capt Jack's skeletal coin flourishes, were, alas, computer generated. However, if you watch just prior to those sequences, Depp (or his stand-in) executes a not-too-shabby Classic P**m.

By the way, the film in which Anthony Hopkins performed a do-as-I-do card trick was titled, appropriately enough, "Magic." He played a vent.

Leland
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Mar 11, 2006 10:49PM)
[quote]
On 2005-02-18 09:12, gambituk1 wrote:
...and is it REALLY * That * bad???
What exactly does he do in it?
[/quote]

It's a cheezy horror movie, it's not THAT bad.

It's been awhile, but I remember David floating a rose while he flirted with the heroine. Does a card stab and a switch with him and his assistant behind a sheet. Don't remember too much else.

"Real Genius," Val Kilmer does two coin rolls, one in each hand, while saying dialog.

"Airplane," the doctor does the egg in the mouth gag with one of the sick patients on the plane.

"Rio Bravo," (John Wayne did three movies with "Rio" in the title. This should be the one with Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson and Angie Dickinson." Angie plays a card shark. At one point she does color changes for the saloon owner. You can tell someone is feeding her the cards under the table and her hand is extremely stiff. As the saloon owner gushes; "How do you do that?" I turned to my wife and said; "Badly!"
Message: Posted by: bitterman (Mar 12, 2006 08:50AM)
Better late than never, the hands in the opening of SHADE belong to Damian Nieman (who wrote and directed the film), R. Paul Wilson, Jason England, and Earl Nelson. Hope that helps.
Message: Posted by: kihei kid (Mar 13, 2006 06:27AM)
I love the scene in Total Recall were the guy with the backpack on going up the escalator does the bullet catch.
Message: Posted by: pepka (Mar 13, 2006 07:23AM)
How can we forget Shade's granddaddy, The STING?!? This is the movie that got me interested in cards. I saw it when I was 11 and went nuts when Paul Newman does some fancy cuts and second deals. (It's actually Scarne.)
Message: Posted by: magicman226 (Mar 13, 2006 07:39AM)
The scary dude in "Road to Perdition" always does coin rolls. I always wanted to do one after I saw that movie.
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Mar 14, 2006 09:13PM)
The River King - turning a white rose red.
Message: Posted by: ehands (Mar 15, 2006 10:20AM)
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On 2006-03-13 08:23, pepka wrote:
How can we forget Shade's granddaddy, The STING?!? (It's actually Scarne.)
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And The Sting's great grandfather: "THE CINCINATTI KID" where Steve McQueen ( I wonder who it actually was?) does card sleights and flourishes in front of Tuesday Weld and Edward G. Robinson!
Message: Posted by: thePyramidWithin (Mar 15, 2006 07:10PM)
I've noticed in the music video's of the foo fighters the bass player seems to have a backround of magic...or an interest in it.
I can't believe I missed that t&r newspaper in the Recruit with al pacino.
Message: Posted by: ehands (Mar 16, 2006 10:39AM)
Near the beginning of the Lion King, the King's evil brother (Scar) coin rolls a mouse across his knuckles.
Message: Posted by: AntonDreaming (Mar 17, 2006 08:50AM)
OMG GREAT ONE!!!
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Mar 17, 2006 12:10PM)
[quote]
On 2006-03-15 20:10, thePyramidWithin wrote:
I've noticed in the music video's of the foo fighters the bass player seems to have a backround of magic...or an interest in it.
I can't believe I missed that t&r newspaper in the Recruit with al pacino.
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If we're going to discuss music videos, Juice Newton's "Playing With The Queen of Hearts" has some basic card moves being done during the chorus.

There was also a Thompson Twins video where the keyboardist was doing a cup and ball bit.

Also, the DVD of "The Sword In The Stone" has a television sequence where Walt introduces the Magic Mirror from "Snow White" (actor Hans Conried) who has hands within the mirror and does some magic. (I don't know who's hands, they don't appear to be his.)
Message: Posted by: pkg (Mar 17, 2006 01:22PM)
- Jewel Of the Nile (douglas n turner) "johara" takes a stone, closes his fist around it, opens it, a butterfly flies out of his hand...(this is one of the reasons I got into magic)

- Bram Stoker's Dracula; Oldman wipes Ryder's tears and turns them into diamond.

- Blacke's Magic
Message: Posted by: Jay Are (Mar 22, 2006 11:06PM)
Lets not forget eric mead's fantastic routine in "the aristocrats"!
Message: Posted by: Douglas.M (Apr 22, 2006 10:33AM)
Two more:

In the classic Kubrick dark comedy "Dr. Strangelove", one of the bored bomber pilots does some very nice shuffles and fan-flourishes.

There is also a 1964 sci-fi movie called the "Time Travellers", where parlor and stage illusions are used to depict "future technology" (teleportation and fast-growing fruit). In the Android Factory scene, the old "metal hoop-to-square" is shown as part of the production line.

Douglas
Message: Posted by: Diavo (May 2, 2006 01:40PM)
[quote]
On 2006-03-11 21:02, Leland Stone wrote:
As much as I LOVE Pirates Of The Caribbean TCOTBP, Capt Jack's skeletal coin flourishes, were, alas, computer generated. However, if you watch just prior to those sequences, Depp (or his stand-in) executes a not-too-shabby Classic P**m.
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If you note that he's wearing a pirate's square of cloth on his hand for the express purpose of stealing & immediately concealing things, it's not that impressive.
Message: Posted by: Lambertmoon (May 2, 2006 06:54PM)
There was that guy in "Boogie Nights" who was always doing magic tricks for everyone when they were hanging out.

At the end, when his porn career is over, he gets a stage act.
Message: Posted by: airship (May 3, 2006 11:36AM)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. 'Bones' McCoy on the original Star Trek) was famous for his coin roll in TV westerns before he got the Trek gig, but I don't know if he did it in any western movies. I'm guessing he probably did, since that was his signature move and directors loved it.
Message: Posted by: PaulPacific (May 4, 2006 01:27PM)
Available on DVD: Sophia attempts some magic on the Golden Girls
Paul Pacific