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Hi everybody!

As always, I don´t know if this topic has been discussed before, but how about coin magic performed in movies? I stumbled upon this topic when looking for our all-time favourite muscle pass on the net. I found a site compiling coin-juggling moves (coin roll and the like) that mentioned some coin manipulation scenes in movies. The site contains some information on diverse visual tricks (not coin magic). So if you have seen anything in the cinema last night, let me know! Smile

Unfortunately, since the site has some _very general_ infos on classic palming, I don´t really know whether I should post the link here or not. Smile

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In the beginning of A Simple Twist of Fate with Steve Martin he is shown faro shuffling stacks of gold coins.
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In the "Natural" Robert Redford produces two silver dollars from "Memo's golden hair".

In the "Flying Tigers" a pilot of John Wayne's squadron (who's name escapes me) does the old elbow vanish with a fifty-cent piece.

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In 'The Usual Suspects', the guy does a one-hand cut and a coin roll. Also, there was a Little Debbie Cake advert with a kid driving a drop-top car and doing a coin roll. He went to a Mom & Pop's.
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Yes, I heard that Steve Martin is doing coin manipulation sometimes. Val Kilmer also seems to have some knowledge of coin magic.

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John Wayne must have been "into" coin magic (although I doubt it) because he does a French drop in The Barbarian and The Geisha.
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On 2002-08-28 04:10, spherie wrote:
Yes, I heard that Steve Martin is doing coin manipulation sometimes. Val Kilmer also seems to have some knowledge of coin magic.


Yes, Val Kilmer does a coin roll in Real Genius.
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Pretty Woman has a magician doing coin magic at the very beginning. The Serpant And The Rainbow also has some good coin magic in it. As well as being a great movie!

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There was afilm that I had stumbled across at Blockbuster one night. The name of the film was "Magicians" It is a B-rate movie but if you can put up with the poor acting there really was some pretty good magic.
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In "Man of 1000 Faces" (Lon Chaney biopic), Jimmy Cagney walks up to Jim Backus (Mr. Magoo, Thurston Howell III) who is doing a coin roll.
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And, a more recent one, the "Road To Perdition" has a coin roll in it. Well, at least it's briefly shown in the trailer, and I never saw the movie itself. "Small man´s magic" like coin and cards magic goes along well with "gangster" plots (remember "The Sting"?). Smile
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Steve Martin, comedian, banjo player, actor and writer....also appears to be fairly good at coin manipulation.

Check out a few brief scenes in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" where he does a coin roll and another maneuver (I don't know what it is called) where he has two coins held vertically face towards the camera, he drops one from behind the other, twirls it 360 degrees on the bottom of the first coin and lets it slide back behind the first coin (hard to describe, but very cool to watch).

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Steve Martin was a salesman doing demos in the magic shop at Disneyland many, many years ago. Small wonder he's good at coin manipulation.
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