PG-13 | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.
When Alma Dray is reading the newspaper in Paris, she reads an old article about Lionel Shrike's death happening in the 1970s. Shrike can be seen in a front-page photo of the article. Shrike, in footage news, is played by Elias Koteas.
J. Daniel Atlas:
I'm going to flip through this deck and I want you to see one card, and not this one. That's too obvious. Pay close attention. That was too fast. I'll do it again. Are you ready? Okay, now did you see one?
J. Daniel Atlas: Do you have one in mind?
J. Daniel Atlas: Now, do ...
While it's possible to project a "hollow" effect on the side of a building, it must be carefully calculated to account for the viewer's position, and only works while the viewer is in that spot. If the viewer is in wrong position, the perspective of the projection and the shape of the building no longer match and the illusion is broken. Yet in the final trick, the "hollow building" effect is seen from above, below, in front, left, and right, simultaneously, and moves with the movie camera. The audience would only see a weird, skewed image of the building.
About halfway through the closing credits a scene is shown where the four horsemen arrive in the desert at an abandoned, dilapidated amusement park in Las Vegas. Appears in both the Blu-Ray Edition and the iTunes Extended Cut.
The Blu-ray release includes an "Extended Edition" that adds almost nine-and-a-half minutes of material.
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