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Rough Magic

  • Film

Time Out says

A cack-handed venture into Romancing the Stone territory (from the James Hadley Chase novel Miss Shumway Waves a Wand), miscast, racist, old-fashioned, and all in all not much fun. Nice scenery, though. As a magician's assistant who takes off for Mexico to consult a shamen, Fonda lacks the charisma to hold this ramshackle lark together, while Peploe's duff special effects aren't exactly magical. The funniest sequence is also the most offensive: a comic-relief Mexican heavy is transformed into a fat sausage, and promptly eaten by a dog. Oh yes, and Bridget lays an egg.
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Release Details

  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Clare Peploe
  • Screenwriter:Paul Alexander, Clare Peploe, Robert Mundy, William Brookfield
  • Cast:
    • Bridget Fonda
    • Russell Crowe
    • Jim Broadbent
    • DW Moffet
    • Paul Rodriguez
    • Euva Anderson
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