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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

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What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

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Benjamin Berman

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Cast

Credited cast:
The Amazing Johnathan ... Himself
Eric André ... Himself
Benjamin Berman ... Himself
Simon Chinn Simon Chinn ... Himself
Judy Gold ... Herself
Penn Jillette ... Himself
Max Maven Max Maven ... Himself
Jon Mugar Jon Mugar ... Himself
Chadd Smith ... Himself
Anastasia Synn Anastasia Synn ... Herself
Doreen Szeles Doreen Szeles ... Herself
Doug Szeles Doug Szeles ... Himself
Chad S. Taylor ... Himself
Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Himself (as Carrot Top)
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Himself
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What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

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Magic. Meth. Mayhem.

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Official Sites:

Hulu

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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$27,682
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When life gives you lemons... a documentary about a documentary.. and great story telling!
6 October 2019 | by dan_slentzSee all my reviews

Though this documentary sets out to be the story of "the amazing Johnathan", it's a better story about when the subject of the documentary gives you lemons, make lemonade! The subject of the documentary, though interesting, was less interesting to me than Ben Berman who made this documentary. A lot was occurring in relation to making this, and we feel the struggles that Berman goes through after learning he wasn't the first or even second person making this. Then the question remains on who knew what and, really, who was being hoodwinked about many things. I give a ton of credit to Berman on the process (and many struggles) in seeing his way to making this, and his VERY clever approach to making this documentary! This is NOT your "average documentary". Way to go, Ben, with your amazing ability on story telling (and telling the story ABOUT telling a story!!)


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