The Magician 1993

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The Magician ★★½ 1993

In the early 1980s, Scotland Yard detective George Byrne (Owen) partners with shady American businessman David Katz (Acovone) to bring down a counterfeiting ring. Katz goes undercover to try and meet the mysterious head of the ring (the title character) but risks his family by getting too involved. Meanwhile, the IRA also wants the counterfeiter so they can destabilize the British economy by flooding the country with fake currency. Based on a true story. 99m/C DVD . GB Jay Acovone, Clive Owen, Jeremy Kemp, Peter Howitt, Jennifer Calvert; D: Terry Winsor; W: Jeff Pope. TV