Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $152,449Details
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Synopsis

Ricky Jay is a magician, author, historian and actor -- and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. Deceptive Practice traces Jay's achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age 4 with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances (doing 3-card Monte with Steve Martin on The Dinah Shore Show) and told in Jay's inimitable voice, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic and the small circle of eccentrics who are its perpetual devotees.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Fresh
Audience
70% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$500,000
Theatrical Release: April 17th, 2013 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Keywords: Stage Magician, Confidence Men, Movie Business, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Hopscotch Films

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 5th, 2013

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Cast

Ricky Jay    Himself
Dick Cavett    Himself
David Mamet    Himself
Winston Simone    Himself
Persi Diaconis    Himself
Suzie MacKenzie    Herself
Michael Weber    Himself
Fred Neumann    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Molly Bernstein
Director    Alan Edelstein
Producer    Molly Bernstein
Producer    Alan Edelstein
Producer    Alicia Sams
Producer    Philip Dolan
Executive Producer    Cathy Greenwold
Executive Producer    Terry Gross
Co-Executive Producer    Mark Singer
Co-Executive Producer    Peter Block
Co-Executive Producer    Ronald Guttman
Associate Producer    Winston Simone
Associate Producer    David Simone
Creative Consultant    Michael Weber
Cinematographer    Edward Marritz
Cinematographer    Ben Wolf
Cinematographer    Joey Forsyte
Editor    Molly Bernstein
Composer    Claire Manchon
Composer    Oliver Manchon

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/19 69 $13,802   1 $13,802   $18,984 5
2013/04/26 74 $9,527 -31% 1 $9,527   $34,856 12
2013/05/03 76 $8,104 -15% 4 $2,026   $47,865 19
2013/05/10 86 $4,232 -48% 3 $1,411   $58,292 26
2013/05/17 65 $9,697 +129% 1 $9,697   $70,245 33
2013/05/31 50 $9,306   5 $1,861   $96,513 47
2013/06/07 60 $6,252 -33% 7 $893   $106,769 54
2013/06/14 86 $965 -85% 4 $241   $111,549 61
2013/06/21 87 $852 -12% 2 $426   $112,819 68
2013/06/28 65 $4,539 +433% 2 $2,270   $117,358 75
2013/07/12 53 $2,176   1 $2,176   $129,928 89
2013/07/19 81 $3,243 +49% 2 $1,622   $134,593 96
2013/07/26 60 $5,318 +64% 4 $1,330   $143,782 103
2013/08/02 75 $2,188 -59% 1 $2,188   $146,550 110
2013/08/09 96 $267 -88% 1 $267   $146,817 117
2013/08/16 107 $248 -7% 1 $248   $147,319 124
2013/08/23 101 $567 +129% 2 $284   $147,986 131
2013/09/13 96 $1,063   1 $1,063   $149,117 152
2013/09/20 113 $366 -66% 1 $366   $150,407 159
2013/09/27 105 $166 -55% 1 $166   $151,389 166

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