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Desperate Acts Of Magic (2013)

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Bored with his life as a computer programmer, Jason (Joe Tyler Gold) dreams of becoming a professional magician.Stacy (Valerie Dillman) achieved that dream, only to be spit out by the male-dominated magic establishment, leaving her to fend for herself on the street, passing the hat to tourists and picking pockets. (c) Gold Cap

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Cast

Joe Tyler Gold
as Jason Kant
Valerie Dillman
as Stacy Dietz
Jonathan Levit
as Steve Kramer
Sascha Alexander
as Ellen Taylor
John Getz
as Don Tarzia
Stephen Wastell
as The Raven
Farrell Dillon
as Opening Credits Magician
Linnea Liu Dakin
as Female Client
Tania Getty
as Waitress
Bill Krauss
as Bewildered Man
Eric Buss
as Man in Straightjacket
William Draven
as Freak Show Artist
Michael E. Johnson
as Magician Michael
Victoria Bohush
as Young Stacy
Dave Cox
as Sultan of Sorcery
Brian Gillis
as Brian Gillis
Aneiszka Sen
as Aneiszka
Richard Lewandowski
as Peggy's Boyfriend
Henry Springer
as Magician #1
Gregg Pasterick
as Magician #2
Neil McGowan
as Magician #3
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Acts Of Magic

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Gold's conventional script is enlivened by engaging performances, authentic tricks and amusing noir-parody touches as it delves into the often unsavory institutional politics of the magic industry.

May 15, 2013 | Full Review…
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Tthe actors are better at making coins disappear than emoting, though brassy blond Dillman is as lively as a hat full of rabbits.

May 9, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The story has a few convolutions too many, but a generous sprinkling of tricks and illusions will appeal to fans of magic.

May 3, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Desperate Acts of Magic is a pleasant little film.

April 30, 2013 | Full Review…

The magic is all on the stage is this lightweight review of catchy illusion.

May 27, 2013 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Does for the world of magic what "The Wrestler" did for another profession based on illusion. Much better than "The Prestige" even though with a more modest provenance.

May 3, 2013 | Full Review…

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