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Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

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Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of ... See full summary »

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Arthur Penn

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Penn Jillette, Teller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penn Jillette ... Penn (as Penn)
Teller ... Teller
Caitlin Clarke ... Carlotta / Officer McNamara (as Celia McGuire)
David Patrick Kelly ... The Fan
Leonardo Cimino ... Ernesto
Celia McGuire Celia McGuire ... Officer McNamara
Bill Randolph ... Floor Director
John Miller ... Steve the bandleader
Ellen Whyte Ellen Whyte ... Makeup Woman
Ted Neustadt Ted Neustadt ... Bob the host
Tudor Sherrard Tudor Sherrard ... 1st Frat Boy
Billy Morrissette ... 2nd Frat Boy
Jon Cryer ... 3rd Frat Boy
Leonard Parker Leonard Parker ... Airport Porter
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang ... Jesus Freak
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Storyline

Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of them begins a series of pranks on the other to suggest a real threat. Then they find that a real psychopath is interested in them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broma fatal See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The elderly man and woman seated at a table on the right side of the screen during Penn and "Carlotta's" conversation in the Mexican restaurant were Penn's real-life parents, Sam and Valda Jillette. See more »

Goofs

When Penn has trouble going through the metal detector at the airport, he takes off his jacket and vest while Teller rolls the metal ball on the ground to set off the detector while Penn walks through. But when Penn walks back through it to the other side, he doesn't set it off and the airport security checker takes no notice of it. See more »

Quotes

[the first time Teller has ever spoken on-camera]
Teller: Listen...
The Fan: [shocked] Come on, Teller! The audience knows Teller doesn't talk!
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Crazy Credits

To hide the fact that Caitlin Clarke played a dual role, she was also credited under the pseudonym 'Celia McGuire.' The closing credits reveal the pseudonym with the consecutive credits: Officer McNamara...Celia McGuire Celia McGuire...Caitlin Clarke See more »


Soundtracks

American Pie
Performed by Penn Jillette
Written by Don McLean
©1971 Mayday Music, Inc. and Yahweh Tunes, Inc.
[Penn quotes the lyrics while almost being operated on]
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You can't go wrong with magic, death, and Euro-trash.
24 November 1998 | by Louie-12See all my reviews

This movie is a must see for Penn and Teller fans. The story line reflects a lot about how the Bad Boys of Magic really act while on the road.

The constant pranks are imminently entertaining. The movie drags a bit near the end, but leads up to a great surprise for fans of the magic twosome.

The film may not sustain itself well for viewers who aren't very familiar with Penn and Teller. Still, you can't help but enjoy the frenzied nuttiness of the airport scene.


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