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The Magician (1993)

| Crime, Drama, History | TV Movie
Scotland Yard is confronted with increasing IRA terror and lots of counterfeit money.

Director:

Terry Winsor

Writer:

Jeff Pope
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Acovone ... David Katz
Clive Owen ... Det. Con. George Byrne
Jeremy Kemp ... The Magician
Peter Howitt ... Herbie
Philip McGough Philip McGough ... Des Hibbert
Jennifer Calvert ... Frances Katz
Jennifer Ness Jennifer Ness ... Claire
Peter Jonfield Peter Jonfield ... Tony Palmer
Walter Sparrow ... Leonard Cox
Edward Tudor-Pole ... Dick
Seamus Newham Seamus Newham ... IRA Man
John Turner ... Det. Chief Supt. Gration
Brittany Nagle Brittany Nagle ... Louisa Katz
James Bannon James Bannon ... Chivers
Ian Barritt Ian Barritt ... 'Dutch' Undercover Man
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Storyline

London, the early 80s. David Katz, an American salesman with a clouded and perhaps shady past, is invited by a taxi driver to buy counterfeit notes. Katz goes to the police immediately and they set up a sting. However, Katz won't leave things to the police, but constantly adds new elements such as demanding millions of pounds of notes in one buy. Both Katz and the detective constable assigned to the case want to get to the leader of the counterfeiters and to whoever made these plates, "the magician." So too does the IRA, which has its own man on the hunt. What's Katz's game, and will it bring down the whole operation, plus cost him his marriage and maybe his life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Counterfeit...The Ultimate Illusion


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A salesman jumps into a pot of suspected IRA counterfeit money in the hopes of a big score.
10 April 2000 | by ipeSee all my reviews

The Magician is a little gem of a movie. Jay Acovone, plays a man who seems to have slipped out of the real estate office of Glengarry Glen Ross. He can't help himself, he loves the deal. And the riskier the better. Suspected IRA counterfeit bills might just fulfill his need. Its a interesting study of a man who has to live on the edge. The film also keeps the suspense up throughout. Just who is The Magician? Definitely a movie worth watching.


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